We are delighted to announce the appointment of Imagemakers as Interpretation and Exhibition Designers for the Assizes for Devizes: Unlocking Wiltshire’s Stories project.
Imagemakers will be working closely with our team throughout the Development Phase of our National Lottery Heritage Funded project to develop plans for our new museum galleries at the Devizes Assize Court. Together, we will be going out to our wider community to seek views on what objects, stories and themes are important to share in the new space. We will also be planning creative interactives and installations to really bring the story of Wiltshire and the Devizes Assize Court to life.
Imagemakers’ work will form part of an application to the National Lottery Heritage Fund in summer 2025. If we are successful, they will work with our wider team to oversee the installation of the new galleries, ready for opening in late 2030.
We look forward to working with Imagemakers and cannot wait to see their plans take shape!
Wiltshire Museum has received initial support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund for our project ‘Assizes for Devizes: Unlocking Wiltshire’s Stories’.
Made possible by National Lottery players, the project aims to revitalise the derelict Devizes Assize Court into a vibrant community hub and iconic new home for Wiltshire Museum and its world class collection..
We have now submitted our Development Stage Application to the National Lottery Heritage Fund. We are expecting to hear the result by early July.
The National Lottery Heritage Fund have accepted our ‘Expression of Interest’ and we are now able to submit an application for funding. This means that the project is now on the first rung of the ladder to going ahead.
We have 12 months to submit the first round application (c.250 pages of documentation) and if we get through that stage, then there is a 2 year development phase before a second bid. If this is successful then there will be substantial funding to enable work on the building to start – perhaps in 2025 or 2026.
This is very good news for the project!