Create Studios commissioned to capture Wessex folk heritage

Wessex Museums, a partnership of museums in Dorset and Wiltshire, has commissioned Create Studio based in Swindon, to capture film and photography for their forthcoming project Lost & Found: Redefining the folk arts and traditions of Wessex. The project funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, will challenge preconceptions of folk by encouraging people to rediscover and find new meaning in the underappreciated regional cultural heritage. Thanks to National Lottery players, Create Studios will work across the region to capture intangible seasonal traditions, exploring and re-defining what folk means to our communities.

Kristina Broughton, CEO of Wessex Museums said: “We are excited to be working with Create Studios on this project, which will redefine and showcase contemporary Wessex folk. Create Studios have an exceptional track record working on heritage projects and with diverse communities, and we can’t wait to see the results of their film and photography in our touring exhibition later this year.”

Shahina Johnson, CEO of Create Studios said, “The team at Create are delighted to be Film Production partner on the Lost and Found project. We love capturing the heart of unheard stories and the folk traditions will look beautiful on film for the exhibition visitors across the museum partnership.”

The project will culminate in a touring exhibition and associated events programme across four Wessex partner museum sites (Museum & Art SwindonPoole MuseumThe Salisbury Museum, and Wiltshire Museum), between November 2024 to May 2026, bringing Wessex folk heritage to a wider and more diverse audience. 


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