Colchester + Ipswich Museums have been involved in a number of projects, involving our buildings (the Castle Redevelopment Project), collections (Aspire: Year of Constable) and even our workforce (The Training Museum). Brief descriptions and links to further information regarding them are show below.
The Training Museum
Transforming People to Transform Museums conference
This event was a national conference exploring how heritage and arts organisations are reacting to new challenges through radical approaches in partnership working, workforce development and the use of museum and gallery spaces.
Aspire: The Year of Constable
One of the greatest masterpieces of British art, John Constable’s Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows 1831, was on display at Ipswich’s Christchurch Mansion until the end of January 2016, as part of a UK-wide tour of galleries and museums.
Colchester Castle Redevelopment
Colchester Castle reopened on 2 May 2014 after a substantial redevelopment programme. Many improvements and developments were made, creating a high-quality, exciting and fit-for-purpose visitor attraction.