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Celebrating Creative Wiltshire

Museum and archive collections are, in their very nature, eclectic. They often have roots in one person’s fascination with the past and they develop and grow much like a tree putting out roots. They are often dependent on donations, and collecting policies within museums are developed to provide some structure to this form of collecting,…… Continue reading Celebrating Creative Wiltshire

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Learning on the Job

  The last five months, since I started as Creative Wiltshire Exhibition Assistant Trainee, have been a whirlwind of new experiences. The most important thing I have learnt is the reality of what goes into making an exhibition. A lot of the organisation was previously unknown to me, such as how to loan pieces from…… Continue reading Learning on the Job

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Behind the scenes at the museum

As part of our HLF Creative Wiltshire project we have provided training and opportunity for people who are interested in working in Heritage Services. This has involved training days for museum staff and volunteers and has also included a one day a week role as a Creative Wiltshire Exhibition Assistant (trainee) for a ten month period. The…… Continue reading Behind the scenes at the museum

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Marlborough Open Studios

This year kicks off with a preview at the Mount House Gallery in Marlborough on 7-10 June, 10am-5pm. There will be 2D and 3D pieces on display with an opportunity to purchase artwork at lower than usual gallery prices.   Open Studios is an annual opportunity to meet amateur and professional artists in the beautiful North Wessex…… Continue reading Marlborough Open Studios

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ARTeology – ART inspired through ART re-discovered

  A wonderful opportunity has presented itself whereby through acquisition and the building of a unique collection we can appreciate the influence and inspiration the county has instilled in creative people across the centuries. This has been made possible as part of the HLF “Collecting Cultures” Creative Wiltshire & Swindon project. Creative Wiltshire aims to…… Continue reading ARTeology – ART inspired through ART re-discovered

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50 years of Brit Art at BAA

Showcasing the finest representatives of staff and alumni of Bath Academy of Art let us reflect on the last fifty years of development in British art.                 William Scott 1913-1989 It was back in the 1950s, at the beginning of a period of major artistic flourishing in Cornwall, that St Ives formed the nucleus of…… Continue reading 50 years of Brit Art at BAA

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A Creative Wiltshire Public Art Volunteer at Work

The Town Bridge’s design echoes the 22 arches of the bridge it replaced… but is it art?The past few months I’ve been wandering all over Chippenham looking for its public art. According to Wikipedia there are just 7 pieces for me to photograph. I currently have 49 items on my spreadsheet and the war memorial… via…… Continue reading A Creative Wiltshire Public Art Volunteer at Work