Successful applications and partnership working
The Soldiers of Oxfordshire (SOFO) Museum and the University of Oxford, Faculty of History jointly received a £12,000 funding grant from the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC). SOFO and Oxford University worked together in partnership on the project to shed new light on the British Indian army’s role in the war on the ‘Eastern Front’ in Iraq, through a unique outreach programme and a touring exhibition.
'Oxford: The War and the World'
This exhibition was researched, designed and installed by a small team within the University of Oxford, Faculty of History and aims to highlight the wartime experiences of men and women, be they ‘town’, ‘gown’ or from overseas. By focussing on individual stories it emphasises Oxford’s international connections during the First World War and looks to expand our understanding of different types of war experiences beyond the trenches. The exhibition tours in and around the city of Oxford from November 2018 to July 2019.
My role was to support the creation of the interpretation, design the graphics. leaflets and posters; source the exhibits and offer other museological direction.
The Soldiers of Oxfordshire (SOFO) museum received a £79,200 Heritage Lottery Fund grant. The project consisted of a range of exciting and engaging exhibitions and outreach programmes, combining SOFO’s previously unseen military heritage collections with a unique series of community projects and events. The exhibitions presented the collections to the people of Oxfordshire during the First World War Centenary The exhibitions enabled visitors to learn about the part played by individual soldiers, their communities and to understand the roles played by local units in the conflict.
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