Students’ project at Hastings Museum

A GROUP of students are taking part in a project at Hastings Museum.

Students from Sussex Coast College and University Centre Hastings have been given the challenging brief to redesign the museum’s Plains Indians room, with the guidance and support of film-maker Nick Pilton.

Their task is part of the National Stories of the World Cultural Olympiad project, which has been made possible by external funding from Brighton Museum and Art Gallery.

Cllr Trevor Webb, lead member for leisure at Hastings Borough Council, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for the museum to take a fresh look at the way it displays its objects and help it appeal to local young people. The group has already come up with a range of brilliant ideas, giving more evidence of the talent we have in Hastings. We’re sure their approach will have an impact throughout the museum and look forward to developing more youth-led projects in the future.”

The students are currently working on their final design, which they will pitch to museum managers and councillors on Wednesday (March 28).

After that, they will be fully involved in the construction work and practical installation of the new display. The gallery will be open to the public by the summer.

For more information about Hastings Museum and Art Gallery visit www.hmag.org.uk.