DERBY, UK. 9th January 2024 – Derby Museums is making significant updates to one of its cherished sites, Pickford’s House. A Grade I listed building erected in 1770 by prominent architect Joseph Pickford, the museum has been a living testament to Georgian life and fashion since 1988.
With thanks to funding awarded by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and The Wolfson Foundation through the DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund, Pickford’s House will undergo a comprehensive facelift from spring 2024, with each room receiving new interpretation, displays, and more immersive layout exhibits. These enhancements aim to elevate the visitor experience and offer a fresh perspective on the rich history encapsulated within the walls of this architectural gem.
Among the notable updates, Glowfrog Video Production ( www.glowfrogvideo.com ) have offered their services pro-bono to create a captivating welcome video for the museum. This video will provide an engaging overview of the house’s history and cater to disabled visitors who may face accessibility challenges, ensuring an inclusive experience for all.
Matt Middleton, Director at Glowfrog Video Production , expressed his enthusiasm for the project, stating, “Offering our services pro-bono for Pickford’s House aligns with our core values of supporting local community, and I’m particularly excited about this project given that Pickford’s is a site I’ve visited countless times over the last thirty years or so. It will be
fantastic to provide a welcome video for all visitors to the museum, offering a deeper insight into its history and local significance.”
Jennifer Cuadrado, Director of Development at Derby Museums, emphasised the importance of these updates, saying, “These updates represent a significant stride in our mission to make history come alive for our diverse audience. These enhancements, including the welcome video offered by Glowfrog, not only preserve the architectural and cultural legacy of
Pickford’s House but also align with our broader mission of making history accessible to diverse audiences.”
Laura Phillips, Head of Interpretation and Display at Derby Museums, added, "The meticulous curation of each room at Pickford’s House reflects our commitment to preserving and
presenting history in an engaging manner. Glowfrog’s offer to create an inclusive experience through the welcome video resonates with our vision of making the museum accessible to all.”
As a gesture of appreciation and recognition, Derby Museums encourages local businesses to explore Glowfrog Video Production’s website at www.glowfrogvideo.com for more
information about their award-winning video production services.