Tuesday, September 07, 2010

K&A Canal Trust hosts museum treasures exhibition

Decorated milk churn
from the K&A Canal Museum.
Picture by Ayesha Robson.
A touring exhibition of photographs of Wiltshire Museum treasures taken by photography and media students from Swindon New College can be seen at the Canal Centre on Devizes Wharf until the end of the month.

The project, Photographing Wiltshire's Treasures, is a collaboration between New College and Wiltshire Council Museums Advisory Service with funding from Renaissance South West.

Nine museums, including the Kennet & Avon Canal Trust Museum had a student on a week long placement. They photographed a selection of objects from the museum collections with guidance from  museum staff  and a professional photographer.

During the project 900 objects were photographed.

The exhibition can be seen at The Canal Centre on Devizes Wharf until 30th September, at Pewsey Heritage Centre from 1st October until 22nd October and at Bradford on Avon Museum from 23rd October until 5th November.

Many of the pictures taken by the students can be seen at: http://www.newcollege.ac.uk/wiltshirestreasures/exhibits.html

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