Inspiration on Subscription: New opportunity to be inspired by Museum collection

Local individuals and groups are being offered a new opportunity to be inspired by objects from Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery by borrowing a box of inspiration.

‘Inspiration on Subscription’ is a new, fun way to experience the museum collection within your own home, work place or group.

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, with funds from Arts Council England, have created four boxes containing sensory items inspired by items in the museum’s collection. Each box also contains information about the contents and optional activity suggestions.

Participants are invited to take inspiration from the contents of the boxes and enjoy various self-determined activities; this may include cooking a meal, undertaking an art activity, writing a poem, having a conversation or going on a walk.

The beautifully crafted boxes are available to any Shropshire based group or individual for a loan of up to four weeks. Participants can also access a digital version of the boxes.

There is no charge for the service.

‘Inspiration on Subscription’ is part of a series of projects aimed at welcoming new visitors to Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery and encouraging engagement with its fascinating, beautiful and surprising collection.

To borrow a box please contact Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery on 01743 258881 or email [email protected].

There is also the option (for a fee) to hire an experienced facilitator, to run a session for you using your chosen box.

Please share your experience, photographs and/or comments using the hashtag #InspirationOnSubscription on our social media or via email to [email protected]