Jacky Oliver at Teign Heritage

Eight creative craft commissions for artists to make new work in response to the special collections to be found in the small local rural museums of Devon and Somerset.

The project showcases contemporary craft: makers, skills, materials and creative thinking.

Muse supported 8 small volunteer-run museums across Somerset and Devon to develop projects with artists to help them: reach new audiences, make collections more accessible and to create new opportunities for community groups to engage with historic collections.

The theme for Muse is ‘craft’. The museum collections to be highlighted during the project include those linked to historic craft or rural industries, and the artists will respond with their own practice, making a link between contemporary and historic craft.

For project details and latest updates see our project blog: musemakers.wordpress.com

Muse: Makers in Museums was delivered by South West Heritage Trust with partners Somerset Art Works, Devon Guild of Craftsmen and the Devon Community Museums Officer. Funded by Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund, Somerset and Devon County Councils and South Somerset District Council.