FREE creative workshop on Monday 24th June 2019.
The People’s Museum is coming to town. What treasures would YOU display?
A new exhibition is coming to Newton Abbot Museum - and it will feature personal treasures held dear by residents.
Early next year the doors will re-open for the first time in more than a year as part of the £2.2 million Newton’s Place project in the former St Leonard’s Church, Wolborough Street. A 'Your Space' area in the museum will be ever-changing and showcase people’s collections and examples of work carried out in partnership with members of the community. The first exhibition, The People's Museum, will feature objects which are treasured by their owners.
A series of free workshops will allow participants to create their own highly decorated mini-display cabinet in which their special object will be shown.
Organiser Kate Green said: "We’re delighted that the first exhibition in the Your Space area of the new museum will be about the objects that belong to the people who live in the area. Newton’s Place has always been a project for the community, by the community. We want people to think about the little things that are special to them, for whatever reason, and to make a special box to display them in.
The object will say something about them and their life, perhaps evoke a special memory, or just be something they have kept for years and that they love. To take part you don’t need to be artistic, just enthusiastic, and together we’ll create something unique."
The first free session is being held on Monday 24th June, 10am - 1pm in the Chrysalis travelling art workshop outside Newton Abbot Library.
All materials will be provided but booking is essential.