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SM&AG: Artist Opportunities

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery are delighted to announce that they will shortly be going into partnership with the British Museum.

The partnership will create the UKs first pre-history Partnership Gallery here in Shrewsbury in 2024-5 and offers unparalleled opportunities to engage customers with Shropshire and a fascinating period of UK history.

The partnership has been prompted by the recent discovery of the Shropshire Sun Pendant – an exquisite gold ornament and one of the most significant Bronze Age objects ever discovered in Britain. The pendant has been purchased by the British Museum and will go on display to the public for the first time in Shrewsbury in autumn 2021 alongside the North Shropshire Hoards – items discovered with the pendant and purchased by Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery.

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery recently secured funding from Arts Council England to support the first phase of the partnership (2021-3).As a result, we are seeking to appoint several positions to support us in encouraging and engaging new audiences, and developing our marketing and retail offer.


Commission for Visual Artists/Designers/Illustrators x 5

Fee: £1,950
Application Closing Date: 5pm Monday 24th January 2022


Artist (Consultation with Children and Young People)

Fee: £2,550​​​​​​​
Application Closing Date: 5pm Monday 24th January 2022

For full details and hoe to apply visit the Shropshire Museums website.