With sights, sounds and smells from the Western Front, this small but effective display, built for only £150 by museum volunteers, really captures the imagination of children and adult visitors alike.
Find out more about Ashford Museum on their website.
Dover Museums & Arts Group (DMAG) and Dover Arts Development (DAD) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded funding by Arts Council England and Kent County Council for a new project. Codename: Joined Up is the first project of the recently formed Dover Museums & Arts Group and total funding for the project amounts to around £90,000.
The two-year project will help the museums and heritage venues in the district enhance their online presence, boost visitor numbers and diversity and support new ways of interpreting their World War I collections in particular, by commissioning artists to work with each museum. The artists will respond to the collection in “their museum” and produce an inspirational resource for museum visitors. There will also be free bunting making and drawing workshops, which will be open to the general public.
Clare Smith, DAD director said “We are particularly pleased that many of the artists are young or emerging artists who have chosen to stay in East Kent after graduating”
Joanna Jones, DAD director said “We are delighted to be bringing artists together with such an exciting group of museum and heritage sites in Dover District“
Andrew Morgan from Dover Transport Museum said “We are looking forward to welcoming new visitors to the museum through this project.”
The museums and heritage venues taking part in the project are:
- Dover Museum
- Dover Transport Museum
- Deal Maritime Museum (tbc)
- Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment and Queen’s Regiment Museum
- Western Heights Preservation Society
- White Mill Folk Museum Trust
- St Margaret’s History Society
- St Margaret’s Museum
- East Kent Railway
- Kent Coalfield Heritage
- Sandwich Guildhall
The Univesity of Kent have put together a few useful guidelines for Museums and Heritage organisations who are doing or thinking of doing things for the First World War Centenary. You can download a copy of them below: