Following the summer break mentioned in our previous newsletter we were hoping to come back saying that we had already […]
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Welcome to the 31 broad street project
31 broad street is an ambitious project to create an innovative new centre of learning and culture at the heart of Herefordshire providing providing new opportunities for the exploration of resources and services, enabling discovery of new information, ideas and processes that supports individual and group learning.
Behind the iconic neo-gothic exterior, the vision is to radically increase the floor size of the current building by completely re-imagining its interior and technology so as to creating an engage n inspire place that will engage and inspire all who use it.
The proposed range of services would include the current services working together, plus superfast broadband highways to the Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre (HARC), other parts of the Museum service and libraries around the county. But it will also include new and exciting facilities considered valuable by the community.
A library of quotations
There is, as yet, no paradigm for the 21st Century Library, Museum or Art Gallery
Les Watson Chair, 31 broad street group
"We shape our buildings and afterwards they shape us"
Winston Churchill Prime Minister
"The best things in life are not things"
Pine and Gilmore The Experience Economy
"Experiences are replacing goods and services because they stimulate our creative faculties and enhance our creative capacity."
Richard Florida - in 'Rise of the Creative Class'
"Only education is capable of saving our societies from possible collapse, whether violent or gradual."
"Current systems of education were not designed to meet the challenges we know face. They were developed to meet the needs of a former age. Reform is not enough - they need to be transformed"
Sir Ken Robinson
"Play will be to the 21st century what work was to the last 300 years of industrial society - our dominant way of knowing, doing and creating value"
Pat Kane - The Play Ethic
"New ideas about learning need new types of spaces - libraries and museums are great places to provide the variety of space needed."
"Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd"
"Imagination is more important than knowledge"