Dorset Museum is one of 1,385 cultural and creative organisations across the country receiving urgently needed support. £257 million of investment has been announced today as part of the very first round of the Culture Recovery Fund grants programme being administered by Arts Council England. Further rounds of funding in the cultural and heritage sector are due to be announced over the coming weeks.
This month we are celebrating 175 years when the concept of building a museum to house all of the treasures of Dorset’s rich history was conceived by a group of forward-thinking individuals.
Although the new Museum is very much a building site at the moment, work is back in full swing and it’s all hands-on deck (safely and socially distanced). As the Museum is beginning to take shape, it’s time to start lifting some of our star objects into their new home after what’s felt like many years taking them out!
It’s been over three months since the UK went into lockdown, and as we prepare for a further easing of guidelines on July 4th, we wanted to remind you that we are still collecting objects and images relating to Dorset’s experiences of the pandemic. Read more
Meet the team at IFACS Bristol, who are currently conserving this very precious picture of The Bond Family for the display in the new Museum. It will be a highlight of our new People’s Dorset gallery exploring objects and stories from 500,000 years ago to the present day. Read more