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Young Curator Project - Emma

Emma has been volunteering with the Local Studies department for over eight months and has been working on a number of projects with us alongside her studies at Brunel University.

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Our Local Studies curator suggested she might be interested in the Young Curator Project, as an opportunity to develop skills and learn more about the local area too!

Emma 3 Emma's project focused on Harman's Brewery, which used to be based just off Uxbridge High Street. Emma had family who used to work in the Brewery, so as well as this being an interesting topic to research, it also had a personal element for Emma to explore.

Our museum collection has lots of artefacts from Harman's included bottles, (some even with beer in them still) as well as labels and advertisements. We also have archival documents revealing the 'secret' recipes, the names of their delivery horses and much more. These, combined with photos from across the borough proved to be a good starting point for Emma's research.

She also discovered the London Metropolitan Archives held records for the Brewery too, which meant a trip up to Farringdon, to see what else could be discovered about the lives of workers in Harman's Brewery.

After a lot of hard work by Emma we were able to install her exhibition on level 6 of Uxbridge Library, free for all visitors to come and see!

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If you are interested in being our next Young Curator, or you would like to volunteer with the Local Studies Department please email us at: archives@hillingdon.gov.uk

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