Between May 2018 and April 2020, Sporting Heritage will work together with another sector support organisation, AMOT - the Army Museums Network, to deliver Sporting Heritage and the Armed Forces.

This project will work to commemorate the end of WW1 by developing a range of local partnerships which will uncover, share, and celebrate collections with a focus on sporting heritage and the armed forces.

Lynda Powell and the Green Howard's Museum will be Project Managing the programme of activity. To contact Lynda, please email lynda.powell@armymuseums.org.uk.

The Project

The Army Museums Ogilby Trust and Sporting Heritage CIC are working together to increase understanding of the relationship between sport and the armed forces in the United Kingdom. The Sporting Heritage and the Armed Forces project will run from May 2018 to April 2020 with the central aims of preserving, protecting and most importantly, providing access to this heritage. We will create a programme of activity which opens up museums, archives and wider collections to new and different audiences.

We aim to explore hidden histories often overlooked by traditional museum and archive display, for example women’s role in sport and the armed forces as well as disability, sport and the armed forces. These stories are essential to understanding the nation’s cultural heritage. They are also a positive way to help heritage institutions examine their collections in a new way, helping to widen their relevance.

Museums and collections from the length and breadth of the UK are invited to take part – stories can be submitted about the objects in your collection through our ‘Get Involved’ page (please insert link).

If you have ideas for themes of future exhibitions, or if you have any questions about Sporting Heritage and the Armed Forces online exhibitions, please contact carl.watts@armymuseums.org.uk.

Sponsorship Opportunities

To support this programme of activity, we are looking for sponsors who share our ethos and passion in ensuring these collections are protected and opened up to support new understanding, share hidden histories, and allow new generations to engage with their heritage.