LYME Regis Museum may have its doors closed during lockdown, but one of its online projects has more than 100 participants signed up so far.
Museum at Home is all about encouraging creativity and supporting wellbeing. It reveals amazing objects from the museum collection and encourages people to take a fresh look at things in their own home.
Each week, the museum showcases a new object and, with input and guidance from artist Christine Allison and poet Sarah Acton, participants create their own artwork and send it in to add to the Museum At Home web page.
Bridget Houseago, programme manager, said: “We have been delighted by the variety and quality of work that has been sent in so far and the feedback back from participants has been inspiring.”
One participant commented: “Many thanks for last week’s session, the topic of the boot set me off on many discoveries including the Imperial War Museum and sea wreck sites to name a few!”
Another said: “I really enjoyed looking at the images on your website, including mine! It was interesting seeing other peoples work, it’s brilliant.”
An another commented: “One of the unexpected outcomes of doing the project… is that it is removing a level of social isolation as well as building people’s confidence and well-being.”
Lyme Regis Museum is 100 years old this year and said the the Museum At Home project has been “a wonderful way to connect with our audiences and we can’t wait to see what they produce next”.