FACEBOOK LIVE! EVENT ON #INTERNATIONALMUSEUMSDAY AT CHELMSFORD MUSEUM

Chelmsford Museum will be celebrating International Museum Day on Friday 18 May, with a Facebook Live day at Chelmsford Museum and Sandford Mill. The museum team will be uncovering a whole host of never seen before treasures, host Q & A sessions, give a gallery tour and more LIVE! between 10am and 5pm. This is the first time ever Chelmsford Museum has reached out to the community inviting viewers to comment, like, and share the live broadcast with their networks throughout the day.

The theme for this year's #International Museum Day is ‘Hyperconnected Museums: New Approaches, New Publics'. Last year, 36,000 museums in 157 countries took part in the celebration of museums, and this year Chelmsford Museum will be joining them for the first time.

Dave Finkle, Museum Business Manager, Chelmsford Museums, says: "Museums make many connections with people and they are an integral part of local communities and the cultural landscape. Now, thanks to technology, museums canconnect with their existing visitors, and find new audiences, with a totally immersive experience of their collections". Dave continues: "The museums in Chelmsford have a fantastic wealth of resources that will be fascinating to people all over the world, whether they have an interest in Guglielmo Marconi and the history of broadcasting, the military and the Essex Regiment, or even the genius of Colonel Crompton and electric toasters! Dave concluded: "There will also be the opportunity to hear the stunning personal stories from our local history makers".

After the live broadcasts, a 10am, noon, 2pm and 4pm, the videos will be published on the Museums Facebook page for viewers to watch later.

To watch and take part in this event head over to http://@chelmsfordmuseums Facebook page.

To discover more about Chelmsford Museum visit: http://www.chelmsford.gov.uk/museums

Share on Social Media

After just over two months of construction, the all new Central Park play area is now open for families to enjoy in time for Christmas.
A special concert which featured a First World War soldier's violin has raised £803.20 for a charitable fund.

A hundred young musicians from five Chelmsford schools played together alongside City of London Sinfonia in the Remembrance concert, which took place at the city's cathedral on Wednesday 7 November.
The annual Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration organised by the Chelmsford Jewish Community and supported by Chelmsford City Council, will be held at the Civic Centre, Chelmsford in January, to remember the victims of the Holocaust during World War Two and other genocides.
It's time to cheer the beautiful Rapunzel and boo the evil witch, Dame Gothel, as the classic panto ‘Rapunzel' comes to Hylands Estate for a very limited series of enchanting performances on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 December.
With the New Year fast approaching and the Christmas party season around the corner, take advantage of Chelmsford City Council's latest gym offers and shape up for Christmas ahead of the ‘New Year, New You' group. Chelmsford City Council's wide range of fitness classes will make sure you are looking your best, and the envy of your friends, relatives and work colleagues, for the party season.
A city play area has been awarded special status as it has been adapted for disabled children and wheelchair users.
The Adventure Castle play area in Hylands Park is now officially accredited by PiPA, also known as Planning Inclusive Play Areas.
Work is now officially underway on the county’s first ever all-through school at Beaulieu in Chelmsford.

Construction on the new £34million school started following a ground-breaking ceremony at the site yesterday.