The joined up Project is an exciting First World War commemorative project across the Dover District. 12 organisations are participating in this two-year project which ends in April 2016.

INSPIRATION = DOVER, concert and exhibition, is the final project event and takes place on 20 May 2016. The exhibition of installations, paintings, photography, film and poetry in the Maison Dieu’s historic rooms can be viewed between 5pm and 8pm. The works are by the fourteen artists who have participated in the DMAG Joined Up project and are inspired by the collections of Dover District Museums, which will be also be represented.

The concert starts at 8pm. Tickets cost £10 (concessions £8) and can be obtained through Eventbrite 

Tickets are also available at the   Dover Visitor Information Centre, Dover Museum, Market Square, Dover, CT16 1PH

The project has many aspects and in many respects is unique in the way it is bringing together museums, heritage and the arts; joining up contemporary artists with WWI history.

How is this being done?

  • An artist is allocated to each organisation where they will research connections to World War I inspired by the WWI artefacts they find at each venue.
  • Informed by their research the artist will create an artwork that can be used with visitors by volunteers to help interpret the collections in a new and interesting way. Read about how the artists are getting on by clicking on the relevant venue name.
  • Drawing and stitching (bunting- making) workshops in your venue inspired by the World War I artefacts in the venues and led by skilled artists. The workshops are free and open to museum volunteers and other members of the public. An online booking system will be put in place for each workshop. Contact us for more details:
  • The bunting inspired by the venue and produced during the project will be used at various events and also as part of the collective, district-wide, events to commemorate the end of WWI in 2018.
  • The artists are also developing new and relevant affordable souvenirs
  • A  series of photographs by photographer Matthias Koch.

Don’t forget to check out the project updates to see  how the project is progressing; join the project Facebook page or follow us on Twitter and spread the word; tell everyone to come and see how art can transform the interpretation and presentation of our shared local heritage!

To find out more about each project partner and to follow the Artists’ projects please click on the name of the Museum or Heritage site.

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A brilliant night

Congratulations on a really remarkable ten years of Dover Arts Development. Wonderful celebration. Thank you.

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The artists minus Peter

Inspiration=Dover the event

Like Cinderella when the clock strikes the musicians, the museum objects, the art works and all of us will be gone. But we share this experience and hold it together [...]

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Bunch of mint

Contemporary Collecting

Anne Edwards has been supporting the Joined Up project since its beginnings and, as the project comes to a close, has sent us some of her observations. Anne was a key [...]