Do you have a favourite?
Wiltshire is both home and inspiration to all sorts of creative people; artists, sculptors, actors, writers, musicians to name but a few. Their mark on the county can often be seen in their work, but how much of it remains in Wiltshire for us all to view and enjoy? The five year project Creative Wiltshire aims to fill significant gaps in the collections at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre and at Wiltshire and Swindon’s Museums. Key to the success of the programme will be the opportunity for librarians, archivists and curators to actively seek new additions to their collections, but we will also need your help. “
Although heritage collections in Wiltshire and Swindon already include some local artists (mainly paintings) and writers, the broader creative industry is not well represented and therefore remains a largely hidden part of our county and borough’s heritage. Yet sometimes their work forms or reflects part of our daily life, such as our home furnishings or gardens, the music we listen to and the art that responds to familiar landscapes, past and present.” Terry Bracher, Archives & Local Studies Manager, Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre
We invite you to help us collect the best of Wiltshire’s creativity. Please contact Project Officers Joy Rutter or Julie Davis – firstname.lastname@example.org – if you have information about creative people working in Wiltshire recently or at any time in the past.
Check out our Pinterest site for latest acquisitions
Locate Wiltshire’s creative individuals on our HistoryPin site
Discover the facts behind the items on our YouTube site
Who do you feel should have their work treasured and made accessible to all? The choice is yours….