Tagged with Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

The Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre’s new programme

The Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre have released details about its forthcoming programme which includes a talk by Joy Bloomfield about the new additions to archive and museum collections as part of the Cultures and Creative Wiltshire project and a Memory Box Reading Group. Download the programme here.    

Guest blog: A Celebration of Art in Wiltshire – Project Officer, Joy Bloomfield reflects on how Creative Wiltshire and ARTeology have collected and inspired our creative talent

Guest blog: A Celebration of Art in Wiltshire – Project Officer, Joy Bloomfield reflects on how Creative Wiltshire and ARTeology have collected and inspired our creative talent

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

Congratulations to Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

Congratulations to Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

Congratulations to Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre for being one of only four finalists in an international competition run by the Digital Preservation Coalition, an organisation which seeks to raise awareness of the importance of securing a digital legacy.   The History Centre was awarded a certificate for its ground-breaking consortium of 2018 with West … Continue reading

Guest blog: Joy Bloomfield talks about ARTeology – contemporary artists response to the Creative Wiltshire collections in museums and archives

Guest blog: Joy Bloomfield talks about ARTeology – contemporary artists response to the Creative Wiltshire collections in museums and archives

What is ARTeology? ARTeology is a project in which artists have responded to the Creative Wiltshire Collection, which has been expanded due to Heritage Lottery Funding, awarded as part of their Collecting Cultures programme. The allocation of a grant to Wiltshire and Swindon after a successful bid in 2013 has meant that accredited collections within … Continue reading

Talks at Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

The  Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre have released details about its forthcoming programme which includes a talk by Joy Bloomfield – Wiltshire and the ARTeology Project on Wednesday 17 October 10.30am – Admission £4. a talk on Women and the First World War by author and journalist Kate Adie on Thursday 1 November at 7pm. Cost £10 – booking … Continue reading

ARTeology – ART inspired through ART re-discovered

ARTeology, an artist participation project based at Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre invited contemporary artists to explore the ever-growing Creative Wiltshire collection as a catalyst for new work, inspired by the county’s creative and artisan heritage. Find out more about the next stage of the project by reading Creative Wiltshire’s recent blog:  https://creativewiltshire.com/2018/03/02/arteology-art-inspired-through-art-re-discovered/

Arts and heritage, Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

Arts and heritage, Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

The Wiltshire and Swindon History centre has published its latest newsletter. The following give a flavour of how the heritage service continues to make links with arts and creativity. Engaging with the archives: We’ve previously highlighted ARTeology, an artist participation project that invites contemporary artists to explore the ever-growing Creative Wiltshire collection as a catalyst … Continue reading

The Public Art Project – help us to locate, investigate and map public art in Wiltshire

The Public Art Project – help us to locate, investigate and map public art in Wiltshire

Wiltshire Council’s local studies and arts services  wish to locate, record and photograph public art, namely artworks made by an artist, arts practitioner or craftsperson and located in publicly accessible spaces and places in Wiltshire. We’re looking for volunteers (individuals and groups) to help us gather data on public art in the community such as location … Continue reading