Wiltshire’s Heritage and Arts Services will be displaying their work and running some workshops in the Atrium 17 – 21 February.
On Monday the Local Studies service will be present and running a workshop called ‘How old is that photograph?’ Bring along your old photographs and talk to our team to help you date and identify your family portraits and other photos. Workshops will be held 11 am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm
On Tuesday come and talk to members of the county archive service about how to research your family tree or find out about the history of your house, village or town, come and see a small selection of archives and images with a war-time theme up close and view historic cinefilms of Wiltshire.
On Wednesday there will be a Conservation Advice Surgery: not sure how to store those family photo’s? Do you have some antique books you would like to keep safe? Bring in your collections from 12:00 until 15:00 and we can give you advice on how to look after your photographs, books, papers or works of art on paper. There will also be the opportunity to get up close to some museum objects, and to see how a conservator works.
On Thursday the Archaeology Service will be joined by the Wiltshire Buildings Record. Come and talk to us about how we protect and preserve Wiltshire’s historic landscape and see examples of our work.
On Friday, come and meet the arts development officers from 10am to 4pm and find out about the numerous arts project and initiatives across the county. During lunchtime, a variety of musical and dance performances and character appearances from some of our projects will take place. You can also pick up information about cultural programmes across the county.