Volunteers sought for Helenburgh’s Outdoor Museum Design Panel

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Published Date: 

15 Aug 2017 - 10:49

Volunteers with an interest in the arts are being sought to join a Design Panel to help plan the future development of Helensburgh’s award winning outdoor museum.

The museum, situated in the town’s Colquhoun Square, features a display of objects which have both a local connection and national and international significance.

As well as members of the public, the panel will be made up of representatives from the council, community councils and local arts groups and will meet on a regular basis to review funding proposals and applications; allocate plinth or installation of art work; and make recommendations to develop the Arts Strategy to the Helensburgh and Lomond Area Committee.

The Museum has been received well by the local community, visitors to the town and by arts, heritage and culture bodies. The council’s regeneration of Helensburgh’s town centre has won a Scottish Design Award and been shortlisted for a number of other awards.

Completed in 2015, the bold project was undertaken to improve economic activity and enhance the visitor experience in the town using attractive and flexible public space. It can also support community events, festivals and markets.

To date 15 of the plinths have unique artwork installed with accompanying text and a QR code that connects to the Outdoor Museum website.

Any person or group who is interested in being part of this exciting initiative should contact projects.east@argyll-bute.gov.uk.