What Is Home – National Trust Croome
Did you know we have a national gem right on our doorstep here in Worcestershire? Croome, is one of the leading transformational National Trust properties in the UK, working with artists to tell it’s fascinating stories. The Green Fingers project is working in partnership with the National Trust Croome, Worcestershire Libraries and Learning Service and regional and national artists to give your voice a platform, through a new exhibition at Croome Court.
What Is Home is a reminiscence and participatory project; realised through the collection and display of objects that belonged to ex-pupils of St Joseph’s Boys School (which was held at Croome for 30 years).
Green Fingers held two workshops in May 2018, working with spoken word and visual artists. During these workshops the young people learned more about the exhibition and how they can contribute to it, through their own symbolic object which represents ‘home’ to them.
What is home will draw on the learning, expertise and experience we have built to present a thought-provoking response to an important part of the house’s fascinating history. We will use Croome’s rich archive and its collection, but above all we will involve people to bring this story to life. The project will reveal the History of the court as a place where people other than the aristocracy have lived, collecting people’s historic memories, and present day of the reflections of those currently living in care; to create an inspirational experience, supported through a research project and core creative partnerships. The exhibition is now open and Green Fingers attended the fantastic open day back in March.