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The Creative Wiltshire Journey

  Back in 2014 we were fortunate in securing a National Heritage Lottery Fund award as part of their Collecting Cultures project. This gave us funding to connect and support museum collections throughout the county of Wiltshire in a variety of ways. We could add to collections, perhaps filling gaps where creativity was unrepresented, provide…… Continue reading The Creative Wiltshire Journey

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Digitising the Beauty of Wiltshire

Back in January 2019 I was contacted by the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, asking if I would be interested in scanning a number of 35mm slides for them. I have an interest in photography going back 50 years, so this appealed to me. I was employed by the Wiltshire & Swindon Record Office about…… Continue reading Digitising the Beauty of Wiltshire

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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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The Crofton Beam Engine Experience

Situated in the blissfully idyllic Vale of Pewsey is a hidden gem of Wiltshire heritage; Crofton Beam Engines are the oldest working steam engines in the world. Magnificent examples of industrial archaeology, two beam engines, one an original 200-year-old Boulton & Watt, are fed by a hand-stoked, coal-fired Lancashire boiler. In July 11 GCSE Art…… Continue reading The Crofton Beam Engine Experience

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Get set for the Peacock Arts Trail!

Corsham’s Peacock Arts Trail is running from Saturday 30th September until Sunday 8th October. There’s a fantastic number of exhibitors this year both in Corsham and further afield, looking to Box, Woolley Green and Biddestone to name but a few. A wide range of art forms can be viewed including fine art, ceramics, digital art, glass, jewellery,…… Continue reading Get set for the Peacock Arts Trail!

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The Digital Camera Revolution

I visited the professional landscape and wildlife photographer Robert Harvey at his home in Winterbourne Bassett this week to take a look at some early examples of his work. Robert is at heart a landscape photographer; he loves exploring and finding ways to capture the essence of the world around him, whether it be at…… Continue reading The Digital Camera Revolution

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Wildlife captured on film

What a fabulous night we had a week or so ago when the award winning wildlife photographer Nick Upton from Box visited the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre to give a talk on Rewilding Britain and Wild Wiltshire, facilitated by the Creative Wiltshire project. Nick showcased the images we have acquired as part of the…… Continue reading Wildlife captured on film