The Quakers: Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things
How can this information be used?
This brief overview of the Quakers and some of the various campaigns they have been involved in can be used as a starting point in a number of different projects.
It can be used to:
- learn more about the Quakers
- investigate particular historical figures
- learn about historical campaigns
- inspire people to lead campaigns of their own
- instigate research into your own local history
Our previous project:
We used the information provided as a starting point for our Campaign! Make an Impact project. We worked with a group of Creative and Media Diploma students to research the Quakers chosen, working with the museum collection to do so, before helping them with running a campaign of their own.
After deciding that the focus of their own campaign would be to encourage and inspire others to be proactive in making changes if there was something they did not like, we worked with a professional photographer and a graphics designer to assist the students with creating their resources.
They decided to create a variety of graphics panels describing what the historical figures had done and why they were telling people, and after being professionally printed on foam boards these will go on display both in the museum and in other community venues.
We may have chosen a Quaker theme for our pilot project but the CMAI model can be run on any subject as long as the museum, library or archive you’re working with have the material to support it. We are already looking at other historical campaigns we could use and are always open to suggestions!