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The Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre’s latest Heritage Lottery Funded Project Creative Wiltshire & Swindon is looking to find the best of the county’s creative people, and we would very much appreciate your help. If you know of anyone who has been working creatively in within the county for at least 10 years we would love to hear from you. Please contact Project Officers Joy Rutter and Julie Davis at localstudies@wiltshire.gov.uk

Wiltshire is both home and inspiration to all sorts of creative people; artists, sculptors, actors, writers, musicians to name but a few. Their mark on the county can often be seen in their work, but how much of it remains in Wiltshire for us all to view and enjoy?

The five year project Creative Wiltshire & Swindon aims to fill significant gaps in the collections at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre and at Wiltshire and Swindon’s Museums.

The scheme, a partnership led by Wiltshire Local Studies and including Wiltshire and Swindon Archives, Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Swindon Central Library Local Studies and Wiltshire Conservation and Museum Advisory Service has received a £178,000 Heritage Lottery Fund Collecting Cultures grant towards the project totalling £213,550, enabling the acquisition of items.

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