New exhibition gives a personal view of Milton Keynes
During lockdown Milton Keynes Museum put out a call for people to explain what the new town means to them.
Their artistic responses have led to the creation of We Are Milton Keynes, Too, which explores their thoughts with the use of various mediums; from mosaic to paint.
There is even a fairy garden among the magical pieces!
“Milton Keynes is an extraordinarily inclusive place, and we wanted the exhibition to demonstrate that too. The responses allow visitors to see Milton Keynes through the eyes of the individual and is quite fascinating,” said museum director Bill Griffiths.
“We see this as a growing, permanent part of the museum, so please feel free to get in touch with your own submissions.”
A second exhibition takes a look at women and sport.
The legacy project celebrates Milton Keynes as European City of Sport 2020, which was deferred due to the pandemic. It puts the spotlight on women and girls and looks at sporting activity – from grass roots right through to international level.
It is a perfect prelude to the forthcoming UEFA Women’s Euros 2022, which will see Milton Keynes shine as a host town.
We Are Milton Keynes, Too and the sporting collection have both been made possible thanks to a grant by Arts Council England/National Lottery and it is hoped that the display will encourage everyone to think about taking steps to become more active.
The difficulties faced by us all in the last 18 months have shown the importance of a healthy mind and body, and sport can be an easy route to a healthier you.
Both exhibitions are open now and will run throughout September in the new gallery at MK Museum.
For more information visit miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk