The South West Museum Development Programme working with 10 museums and heritage organisations across Devon and Cornwall has secured £67,500 from Heritage Lottery Fund as part of a £81,900 project to conserve, interpret and display 15 banners alongside a programme of community activities and online resource for schools.
The museums will work in partnership through festivals, village fetes, special events and celebrations of local communities during summer/ autumn 2017 to engage local communities and schools in the vibrant social history and contemporary relevance of the banners of Devon and Cornwall. Activities will share and celebrate local stories of social justice, identity and comradery and, as activity develops we will share this news here and via our social media channels.
The Museums include:
This project has been 3 years in development, working with the volunteers and staff from the museums to assess the conservation, collection care and display needs of the flags and banners. To find out more about this previous activity please see here.