by Helen Moon
This is the first of what I hope to be many blogs from me about my exhibition project, ‘Making Woolwich – The Royal Regiment of Artillery in Woolwich, 1716-2016’, which I am delighted to have a chance to write.
To introduce myself, I’ve recently arrived with Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust from the Royal Logistic Corps Museum, which I managed for about 18 months. So I’m maintaining my military connection with this project, moving from one of the youngest regiments in the British Army to one of the oldest.
Before that, I worked at Greenwich Heritage Centre, serving as the site’s temporary manager. It was an immensely rewarding experience and one which entirely justified my decision to move to London from my hometown of Stockton-on-Tees.
I’m excited to be back here in Woolwich and enjoying working on this project. Over my career, I’ve managed the creation of a large number of smaller-scale exhibitions, but working on one of this size and complexity is a whole new experience for me.
One of the many reasons why I came back to work at RGHT was because of the fantastic people who make up the team here at Greenwich Heritage Centre and Charlton House. They’re some of the friendliest and most welcoming people that I’ve had a chance to work with.
And you too can join us. I’m looking to bring together an enthusiastic group of volunteers to help me make my vision for this exciting project’s exhibition a reality. I’m especially looking for people who are interested in helping me interview local people. We want to hear all about their opinions on the exhibition we’re developing and also record their memories and associations with the Royal Artillery and Woolwich.
Be sure to keep checking back here and in the News section for further updates about the project. There’ll be a lot more news soon!