This website has been made possible through our Monmouthshire Collections Online Project funded by Welsh Government: Museums, Archives and Libraries through the Cultural Service Fund.
The project was a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic. The closure of our sites for a prolonged period of time encouraged us to look for alternative ways to showcase our collections. We initially began with sharing our artefacts and photographs on social media and from that the plan to get our collections online grew.
A core group of our staff team have swapped their front of house duties, brushed up their digital skills and have been working through our online catalogues to select records that are suitable to be added to a public database. This work will be continually added to by staff and volunteers.
Part of this project involved photography of individual items and displays by Art Works www.arthandling.co.uk Others have been taken by a mixture of museum staff and volunteers and as part of the Gathering the Jewels Project (which can now be seen as www.peoplescollection.wales
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