Monday, October 12, 2009

Audience Development Project

Exciting new cultural opportunities for local communities

Local people of all ages are invited by Bedford Museum and the Cecil Higgins Art Gallery to engage with their heritage. We want to help communities and groups explore and be inspired by their heritage through working together.

Do you have an idea in mind for an activity or project? We can help you to work with professional artists and other local partners to develop your ideas. Possible activities we could explore with you include:

Recording your memories
Creating your own community or group exhibition
Creative activities inspired by museum objects and artwork
Creating family albums
Developing stories from museum and everyday objects
Storytelling from where you come from
Celebrating your own organisation, working life, family
Food, music, art and crafts inspired by your heritage
Drama, music and dance inspired by objects and places
The magic carpet: learning about other places
Advising us on new displays and testing ideas for us

A team of people at the Art Gallery and Museum will work with you to expand your project and celebrate your community. Everyone’s heritage is important wherever you come from. This is your chance to participate, especially if you have never taken part in a project in your community or with a museum before.

Call Carmela Semeraro, Community Historian and Vina Harvey, Audience Development Officer on 01234 217418 or email to find out more.

Cecil Higgins Art Gallery & Bedford Museum Education Service, Castle Lane, Bedford, MK40 3RP

The Audience Development Project is supported by The Heritage Lottery Fund, The Bedford Charity, and Bedford Borough Council.