Author Archives: Mark North

Home of Hillforts and Henges

Home of Hillforts and Henges is an exciting new event from 21st to 31st July that will celebrate Dorchester’s neolithic and iron age landscape, rich in earthworks and the people that have lived here for over 6,000 years. The event is part of the National CBA Festival of Archaeology…

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Hardy’s Wessex Exhibition opens on Dorset Museum’s one year anniversary.

Dorset Museum’s new exhibition, Hardy’s Wessex: The Landscapes that Inspired a Writer, opened last night at a VIP and Members preview evening. The exhibition opens to the public on May 28th, on the first year anniversary of Dorset Museum’s reopening. Hardy’s Wessex is a ground-breaking exhibition which spans Dorset Museum and its three…

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P J Harvey visits Dorset Museum and gifts Orlam proofs and exclusive photograph to collection

The Dorset-born singer-songwriter, musician and poet, has visited Dorset Museum ahead of the publication of her Dorset dialect narrative poem Orlam. Dorset Museum Interim Director Elizabeth Selby with PJ Harvey and her mother Image Credit: ZacharyCulpin/BNPS Accompanied by her mother Eva, Harvey spent an afternoon at the Museum,…

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Bridport Prize Black Writer Residency winners at the Dorset Museum

Grace Peters-Clarke and Stephenjohn Holgate from Birmingham recently arrived in Dorchester for a visit ahead of their residencies in April and June as winners of the inaugural Bridport Prize Black Writer Residencies, championed by best selling author of My Name Is Leon Kit de Waal. Kit de Waal is the…

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The Environment and Me Project

On Saturday 2nd April 2022, an exhibition of artwork by members of People First Dorset in response to Climate Change was displayed at Dorset Museum to celebrate the Environment and Me project delivered in September and October last year. People First Dorset and Dorset Museum partnered on this co-creative…

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Dorset Museum to display star painting from Victoria and Albert Museum

A star object from the Victoria and Albert Museums collection is due to go on display in a new exhibition being held at Dorset Museum. A Village Choir, by Thomas Webster. Oil painting. Great Britain, 1847. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Hardy’s Wessex – The Landscapes which Inspired a…

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Awards Success for Dorset Museum!

Dorset Museum had a busy day on Thursday 7th April 2022 with award wins in both the South West Tourism Awards and the Dorchester and Poundbury Business Awards. After their Silver Award in the Dorset Tourism Awards, Dorset Museum has received the Bronze Award in the ‘Large Visitor Attraction of…

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Artwork that became an inspiration during the coronavirus pandemic is on display at Museum

A Virus a Day is an exhibition of textile art by Antje Rook which tells a personal story of living with the Covid-19 pandemic. The exhibition opens on 14 March in the Alice Ellen Cooper Dean Community Space at the Museum and is free to enter. Antje Rook created…

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Solidarity with Ukraine

Dorset Museum stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and supports them in their fight to preserve their independence. As museum workers, we support recent statements condemning the conflict by the International Council of Museums and the UK Museums Association, and share concerns regarding cultural heritage at risk:…

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