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Freelance Contract – Partnership Exhibitions Plan for Wessex Museums

As part of our future planning we require an experienced and innovative museum exhibition specialist to help us to develop a partnership exhibitions plan for the period 2023 – 2026.

Wessex Museums is a thriving partnership of the four principal museums across Dorset and Wiltshire that tell the stories of Wessex from prehistory to now, namely: Poole Museum, Dorset Museum, The Salisbury Museum and Wiltshire Museum. We exist to build the relevance and resilience of museums in our region and our aim is to support museums to connect, inspire and add value to peoples’ lives. Wessex Museums is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.

Together we have developed a number of successful partnership exhibitions that showcase our collections and share the story of our region. We have seen the benefits of working in partnership and are keen to build on this experience by doing more partnership exhibitions, in our museums and beyond, over the coming years.

The exhibition plan will integrate with and expand on the themes in our partnership interpretation strategy and our museums’ collections, respond to our priority audience groups, as well as explore different delivery and income models for the partnership. Crucially, the plan will inform our next National Portfolio Organisation funding bid to Arts Council England at the end of 2021.

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