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A project to record Dorset's sporting heritage as part of the 2012 'Cultural Olympiad'

‘Our Sporting Life’ (OSL) was a national project celebrating the Olympic games and sport in Britain which ran throughout 2012 in a series of exhibitions and events, exploring the diverse and exciting world of sport in the UK.  To celebrate the Olympics coming to Dorset, Dorset County Museum and Poole Museum developed a series of exhibitions and events using the Our Sporting Life model supported by a Heritage Lottery Fund Grant.

Our Sporting Life was a community led project organised throughout Dorset through 14 participating museums and was entirely dependent on the support of the sporting community within Dorset. Together the exhibitions presented well defined themes complemented by interesting stories, attention-grabbing objects and engaging photographs.