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Ghost Town: Civic Television and the Haunting of Coventry

Researchers from the Centre, led by Helen Wheatley, have begun the four-year research project, Ghost Town: Civic Television and the Haunting of Coventrywhich leads up to and into Coventry's City of Culture year. Click here to read more about the project as it develops.

Mon 29 Jan 2018, 10:00 | Tags: 2018, television archive, exhibition

The Story of Children's Television, 1946 to the Present Day opened at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry

The exhibition The Story of Children's Television, 1946 to the Present Day opened at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry on the 22nd May 2015 and ran until the 15th of September. The exhibition formed part of the The Story of Children's Television from 1946 to Now project. Rachel Moseley and Helen Wheatley collaborated with curators Ali Wells and Huw Jones at the Herbert on the exhibition which traced the history of children’s television, bringing together seven decades of iconic objects, memorabilia, merchandise, clips and images. From puppetry to CGI and live shows to dramas and fantasy, the exhibition encouraged visitors to share their memories of children's TV. Rachel and Helen have worked with Dr. Amy Holdsworth of the University of Glasgow on a research project at the exhibition which looks at how children’s television culture is a privileged site of memory and nostalgia, and what the role of the museum is in producing narratives of and public engagement with media history. Following its opening stint at the Herbert in Coventry, the exhibition toured the UK until 2018.

Click here for a visual tour of the exhibition.

The exhibition was very successful, and attracted unprecedented crowds to the Herbert. BBC Breakfast's coverage of the exhibition can be found here.

The exhibition is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, BBC, Ragdoll Productions, ITV, Kaleidoscope and the Children’s Media Foundation.

Wed 16 Sep 2015, 10:00 | Tags: events, exhibition, 2015