BRLSI – or to give it its proper name – Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution. A body l have long regarded as the unofficial ‘Museum of Bath.’ It may have a long and illustrious past – going way back to 1824 – but the COVID shutdown has provoked it into thinking about its future.
The Institution has turned to the Internet to organise its current strong and visual online presence but is hoping to develop a new post-pandemic strategy with other museums and artistic bodies in the city to support and promote the cultural offering as Bath seeks to rebuild its visitor numbers.
It also wants to encourage more local people to click online and eventually step over the real museum doorstep into a whole new world.
I’ve been chatting with Joe (Joseph) Houlihan who is chair of Virtual BLSI committee that has been busy developing the current online programme. Challenging times – eh Joe?
Meanwhile, Henry Ford – who is another busily engaged BRLSI member – wants to put two other BLSI activities in front of my readers.