At-Home New Dorset Museum
The Dorset County Museum has been transformed by an exciting redevelopment, facilitated by a grant of £10.3m from the Heritage National Lottery, and opens in Dorchester under its new name of ‘The Dorset Museum’ on 21st February 2021. Although the ‘At Home – New Dorset Museum’ group will not be organizing visits there – these will be up to individual members – we will spend the last quarter of 2020 and the whole of 2021 studying the key features and exhibits the new Museum has to offer…. probably covering one, two or perhaps three of the main exhibits per month. These will include newly acquired exhibits by Elisabeth Frink, and new recently-discovered letters written by Thomas Hardy’s second wife that give a new insight into their marriage.
Our study will be via the internet; from bulletins released by the Dorset Museum, its detailed website and any special inputs by them to our group; plus insights from previous employees/volunteers who worked there.
Before embarking on more detailed subjects we will study in October:
a) The plans for the Museum as set out in a 30 minute video by the Museum and other articles; and
b) The exhibit ‘The Whitcombe Warrior’.
A small group is already forming – please contact email@example.com if you would like to join the group. Places.