Starlettes Remembered at Chippenham Museum

2nd October 2019 / Museum, News, News-HP

Chippenham Museum is inviting members of Chippenham Starlettes and those involved in the group’s 25 year history to share their memories at the museum on Saturday 9 November.  The Starlettes Remembered day, 10am – 4pm with free entry, will be a chance to celebrate and mark the 40th anniversary of the group’s final performance, which …

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Guest Blog: Heritage Management MA student reflects on placement with Chippenham Museum

12th August 2019 / Museum, Museum blog

For the past few months the Chippenham Museum team have been joined by Bath Spa University student Rachel Dacey for her placement. Studying for a Master’s degree in Heritage Management, Rachel has researched, planned and installed a social history exhibit focused on the influence that Westinghouse Brake & Signal Co. had on the everyday lives …

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Our Work Experience with Chippenham Museum

20th July 2019 / Museum, Museum blog

Arthur and Lawrisa from Hardenhuish School completed their Year 10 Work Experience with the team at Chippenham Museum this week. During their time at the museum the students completed a number of tasks including supporting the development of family activities, learning about customer service whilst welcoming visitors and producing a short film about the museum …

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My Work Experience with Chippenham Town Council

14th June 2019 / Museum, Museum blog

Harry from Sheldon School has joined Chippenham Town Council this week to complete his Year 10 Work Experience, working with the teams at both Chippenham Museum and The Neeld Community & Arts Centre. Describe the range of things you’ve been doing during your work experience: I’ve met a lot of new people, welcomed visitors and …

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Guest Blog: in our latest ARTSPACE blog John Stocks shares more about the work of Doreen Heaton and Peter Potworowski

3rd June 2019 / Museum blog

Doreen Heaton was a young art school student at the Bath Academy of Art , Corsham when she met and fell in love with the charismatic Polish painter, Peter Potworowski. Peter, a veteran of the First World War Uhlan Lancers fighting against the Germans, a student of Ferdinand Leger in Paris, and a member of …

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Guest blog: Heritage Consultant Beth Thomas Reviews Artspace Exhibition at Chippenham Museum

16th May 2019 / Museum, Museum blog

I had the pleasure of visiting Chippenham Museum recently and was able to catch the Sarah Purvey retrospective ‘A Decade On‘. This is part of a programme of short exhibitions celebrating the huge wealth of creative talent in Wiltshire. The exhibition was held in the Museum’s elegant temporary exhibition space. I wasn’t familiar with Sarah’s …

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Guest Blog: Artist Timothy Stoneham tells us about his art (and allergies!) in our latest ARTSPACE blog:

13th May 2019 / Museum blog

Where did you grow up? I was born in Malmesbury and grew up surrounded by the countryside and farming, which is where I gain most of my influences. How did you get into art? As a tea importer and owner of Teahouse Emporium, I decided to paint a series of animals that I could use …

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Guest blog: local artist Jenny Grewal discusses how she became a photographer in our first ARTSPACE blog

Hi, my name is Jenny, and I am a wildlife and nature photographer based in Chippenham, Wiltshire (I am also a vet in my spare time!). I am delighted to have been included in the exhibition of local artists at Chippenham Museum, and I have been asked to write something about myself and the inspiration …

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Guest blog: Wiltshire College student Millie Weller talks about her Work Placement with Chippenham Museum

5th March 2019 / Museum, Museum blog

I am a student from Wiltshire College studying Travel & Tourism at the Chippenham campus. My course includes researching and learning about the Tourism Industry in terms of its growth, employment opportunities and so much more. We are encouraged to undergo a 60 hour work experience placement during the first year of the course and …

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Remembrance – Chippenham Museum’s World War 1 Commemorations

23rd November 2018 / Museum, Museum blog

Blog post by Chippenham Museum’s Curator Melissa Barnett “Chippenham had a second joy day, or rather evening, on Wednesday expressive of all their feelings at the fact that the war is at length over. A torchlight procession hurriedly arranged, but excellently carried out was held. The procession formed up in the Market Place ( at …

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