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Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre launches exhibition to uncover Stories from the Sea

3:15 pm, Monday, 13th March 2023 - 12 months ago

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre’s art collection contains a library of epic maritime tales!

Stories from the Sea, a co-curated exhibition with museum volunteers, creative writers and local actors uncovers the hidden stories of those who worked and sailed on the ships working out of the iconic Grimsby Dock.

Artworks, selected and reserved by museum volunteers, have been used by creative writers and actors to create a dramatic audio performance based on the real-life events connected with the ship.

The new, free exhibition launches at Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre on Friday 17 March 2023 at the Doughty Gallery, alongside the original artworks, until June 2024. Reproductions of the artworks with QR codes linked to the audio performances online will also be on display in Freshney Place Shopping Centre from Friday 17 March 2023 to 27 April 2023. The audio performances can be viewed online at www.fishingheritage.com/stories-from-the-sea.  

The exhibition has been created with funding from the Humber Museums Partnership as part of its Small Grants programme for Humber region hidden stories from independent museums and Heritage Groups.  

Louise Bowen, collections officer for Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre, said: “We are delighted to present this project to our visitors, thanks to the funding from Humber Museums Partnership. We believe our community should play an active role in interpreting and sharing their own heritage. The project has provided the opportunity for local people to co-curate their own exhibition, using their creative talents to interpret and share stories from our museum art collection.”

For more information, contact Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre’s collection officer, Louise Bowen, on (01472) 323345 or [email protected].

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