Finding our roots
9 November 2012
Volunteer researchers exploring Exeter’s ethnic diversity have been taking a close look at RAMM’s collections. This week, curators introduced them to the rich resources available at the museum: the displays, the wealth of information available online and to the artefacts in the museum store.
Telling our Stories, Finding our Roots: Exeter’s Multi-coloured History is a new project based at the Global Centre. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). it aims to bring together local people of all backgrounds, ages, ethnic groups and nationalities, to find out about the rich and varied past of Exeter. Project coordinator Ghee Bowman is excited by the project’s potential: “People often think that Devon is all-white and always has been. That’s not the case – this project aims to unearth some hidden stories of hidden people..”.
The project will culminate in a storytelling evening at RAMM on Saturday 16 March, a guided tour of the city in partnership with the Tourist Information Centre and the Redcoats, and the production of a website with materials for schools.