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Past Projects

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

The Training Museum was an Arts Council England-funded project that ran between 2015-18. Through traineeships, volunteer opportunities, schools activities, staff professional development and more, the service worked to open up the museum sector to new voices.

Transforming People to Transform Museums conference

John Constable's Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows

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

John Constable's Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows

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

Light and Sound son et lumière' projection transforms the east wall of the Castle

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.

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We run a variety of outreach projects, working with community groups and young people as well as offering reminiscence sessions for older people.

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