Arts & Heritage project
Part of Meeting Point, a year long project led by contemporary arts agency Arts&Heritage (www.artsandheritage.org.uk).
Leading UK and international artists have partnered with six museums in Yorkshire, the North West and the North East to produce new artworks inspired by the museums and their collections.
Funded by Arts Council England through Arts&Heritage’s National Portfolio Organisation funding, Meeting Point presents artworks in unexpected places and supports small and medium scale museums to commission artists, who will create a piece of work in response to the venue.
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We’re very excited to be able to reveal the name of the artist we’ll be working with on our @artsheritage #MeetingPoint project.
Ed Kluz will be working with us to create a new piece of artwork, inspired by our collections.
We’re one of 6 Northern museums taking part in @artsheritage’s #MeetingPoint programme and today we can reveal the artist we’ve selected to create a new artwork inspired by our museum.
Ed Kluz said: “Having spent the last 12 years researching historic buildings and objects as part of my own practice, I was really excited by the opportunity presented by Arts&Heritage to work directly with a museum and its collection as a means of pushing my own processes and ideas. I’m absolutely delighted to have been selected to work with the Colne Valley Museum. The collection housed in the museum is very much alive and being used as intended by the wonderful community of volunteers. The hub of expertise and specialisms in various aspects of craft and making gives the museum the feel of an art school. As a maker I’m looking forward to exchanging ideas and skills in both directions which will result in an exciting collaborative series of artworks.”
Volunteer pass 2019/20 List of Museums
Clog Shop Automaton
Come and see the new Clog Shop Automaton made by Matt Smith of Fourteen Balls Toy Company
Heritage Lottery Grant
WE DID IT!
Our dedicated team of volunteers have kept the museum running since 1970 and it was always our dream to have the whole row of Spring Rock cottages back under single ownership and to create an entire weaver’s cottage complete with living kitchen, wash cellar, bedroom and loom chamber.
A new meeting room is now available for the use of local groups, as well as providing better facilities for our visitors and schools.
We are creating a Community Heritage Resource Centre, which will give greater access to the museum’s collection, especially for those tracing their family history, and many of our documents and photographs will be digitised.
Colne Valley Museum is run entirely by its volunteer members and receives no core funding. We know that our museum is valued by our visitors and if you feel able to make a contribution you can do so either on-line or by old fashioned cheques (payable to Colne Valley Museum, addressed to The Treasurer, Colne Valley Museum, Cliffe Ash, Golcar, Huddersfield. HD7 4PY.)
Thank you – and come and see us!