Discover what incredible things can happen when you open up the doors of the gallery to new and enthusiastic voices.
Who gets to decide what goes on display in a gallery?
What works of art would you like to see in this gallery space?
This exhibition has been selected by five incredible community groups from around the city of Lincoln, who each work with Lincoln Museum and Usher Gallery in different ways. As a showcase of the quality and breadth of the work in our collection and a celebration of the many amazing community connections that the Lincoln Museum has, and so they have invited these groups to co-curate the collections.
The groups include Development Plus Men’s Group, Bridge Community Hub Foodbank, our very own young people’s group, the Creative Collective, the Friends of Lincoln Museums and Art Gallery, and the Usher Gallery Trust.
Each group was given a broad theme to work with: Colour, Lincoln, People, History, and Nature. These themes were taken from the collections and acted as a starting point for discussion. The groups then shared their selections and feedback, and the resulting exhibition, Community Choice, shows what incredible things can happen when you open up the doors of the gallery to new and enthusiastic voices.
This exhibition is just the beginning...
Through this exhibition, the Lincoln Museum want to gather more ideas on how they can involve the communities. Following a recent uplift in funding from Arts Council England, over the next three years the Museum is exploring new ways to engage communities in exhibitions and events.