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The Museum Makers group in action!


A group for adults with learning disabilities

Museum Makers is a group for adults with learning disabilities, meeting every Monday morning in term time. This is a partnership project with the activities coordinator from Douglas Jackman House and is funded by a range of sponsors including the Heritage Lottery Fund, Dorset County Council and the Mansel-Playdell Trust.

The group members work together to prepare temporary exhibitions of their own creative art, use IT, photography and filming to record events, go on visits to relevant sites to collect further information and use the museum as a place for inspiration. We have produced an exhibition looking at self identity and where we come from, which included 3D self portraits and photography, another was a multi media exhibition based on the portrait of Thomas Rackett.

If you are interested in this group and would like further details please contact learning@dorsetcountymuseum.org