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Families asked for input in museum guide
9:40am Monday 21st May 2012 in Oxford
Curators want families to help them develop a new exploration guide at the revamped Museum of Oxford.
The guide will be used for the new Explore Oxford galleries at the Town Hall museum in St Aldates.
About £200,000 is being spent to create two galleries that can be reached from the main entrance of the Town Hall, replacing the previous museum in Blue Boar Street.
In March, visitors were asked to decide which two recent icons should be selected for a timeline of 14 well-known figures, from the days of the Romans until the 21st century.
Inspector Morse author Colin Dexter and former Lord Mayor Olive Gibbs were chosen. Now curators want six family groups with children aged between seven and 12 to attend four sessions during the school holidays to help create a family-friendly guide for the new attraction.
The first session is in half-term on Friday, June 8, and will last about two-and-a-half hours.
The families will be invited to attend the opening of the galleries on Saturday, June 23 and asked for their opinions on draft designs. Sessions include a tour of the Town Hall.
Anyone interested should email Vanessa Lea at email@example.com by this Friday.