22 January – 31 March
A celebration of the heritage of Chippenham and the surrounding area, Loose Threads is a collaborative exhibition between Chippenham Museum and Bath Textile Artists.
Following a two year project in collaboration with Wiltshire College & University Centre, this exhibition opened at the museum on 1 February until the March 2020 lockdown and brings together memories and memorabilia to tell the story of this iconic Chippenham venue.
17 May – 19 June
The second part of our exhibition series celebrating North Wiltshire’s creativity, Spotlight On brings together modern and contemporary art from the collection of Chippenham Museum. All the works included have been acquired by the museum in the past five years with the aim of ensuring the museum’s collection better represents the amazing creativity found in this area.
The museum would like to thank all the artists and funding organisations who have helped make the collection possible.
The pandemic has seen the closure of many high street stores in Chippenham, including the iconic Burtons and its sister brand Dorothy Perkins. Our latest costume display shows items from our existing collection alongside objects specially collected from Burtons before it closed in March this year.
COVID-19 has also introduced us to a whole new vocabulary, including Personal Protective Equipment, otherwise known as PPE. As we all get used to wearing masks, this display shows other forms of PPE worn through history to keep people safe.