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Accredited Museum Arts Council England

Dorset Museums Association

BV Dairy Award for Touch Screen Project

BV Dairy awarded a sum of £500 to the Museum for its Constable project and a cheque was presented by Harry Cowan, Sales and Marketing Director of BV Dairy to David Lloyd (chairman of GLHS).  Also in the photo is Sam Woodcock (President) of GLHS and volunteer Tracey Phenix.

Fundraising started 2 years ago but it was only in March that the project started with Sam and Tracey commencing a Powerpoint presentation about John Constable and his Gillingham connections.  The BV Dairy award is a great boost to the project finances and increases the chances of purchasing touch screen equipment later in the year.

John Constable is an internationally known artist.  His connection to Gillingham is much less well known.   Gillingham Museum already features a large display dedicated to Constable and his local sketches/paintings.  Sam Woodcock (Society President) spearheaded the idea of providing a touch screen presentation about Constable and his Gillingham connections. This will enable the story to be presented in the museum at all times during opening hours and to reach all visitors, young and old.  This creates a tourist attraction too – linking to the Constable Trail of Salisbury and Weymouth.

Sam and Tracey show Harry progress to date.