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Posted: Apr 28, 2017

Where Do We Belong?

We would like to hear from people who are researching their families in East Dorset.

A research student, Emma Ayling, from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, in conjunction with the Priest's House Museum & Garden, The Museum of East Dorset, would like to hear from people who are researching their families in East Dorset, as part of a project entitled 'Belonging – performing genealogy and family history at the Priest's House Museum – untold stories'.

This project will involve interviewing you (as a person who uses the museum for family history research or as a visitor to the area on account of family connections). The interview will consider how the museum can provide you with a wider knowledge and understanding of East Dorset and its people, and how this creates a sense of community.

Emma is researching community museums – in this case the Priest's House Museum & Garden, The Museum of East Dorset. She aims to gain a fuller understanding of what defines and makes a community, and how community museums form relations with people, in this case the East Dorset area and beyond.

For further information please contact Emma Ayling at the Priest's House Museum & Garden, The Museum of East Dorset, 23-27 High Street, Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 1HR or telephone her on 01202 882533 or e-mail eayling@priest-house.co.uk.

Please note that participants must be over 18 years old.

Please note that all data will be collected and stored in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

This research has been approved by the UCL Ethics Committee: Number: 6577/001.

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Posted: Oct 19, 2018

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