Unlocking the creative potential of museum collections
museumaker has been a prestigious national project involving sixteen museums across the country. It has unlocked the creative potential of collections through imaginative interchanges between the heritage and contemporary craft sectors. Supported by Arts Council England (ACE), Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) and its Renaissance Programme, it has offered new experiences for existing museum visitors and has established innovative ways of developing audiences. Each museum has commissioned one or more outstanding makers to create intriguing new work in response to the venue, its associations and collections.
The participating museums: Alford Manor (Lincolnshire); Bowes Museum (County Durham); Geffrye Museum (London); Guildhall Museum (Rochester); Harley Museum and Gallery (Welbeck Estate, Worksop); Kedleston Hall (Nr Quarndon, Derby); Killhope Lead Mining Museum (County Durham); Middlesbrough Museum Service; Orleans House Gallery (Richmond-on-Thames); Royal Pavilion (Brighton); Beaney Art Museum & Library (Canterbury); Lightbox (Woking); University of Nottingham Museum; Valentine’s Mansion (Redbridge); Women’s Library (London); Woodhorn, Northumberland Museum and Archives (Northumberland).