SPORTING HERITAGE AND THE ARMED FORCES

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

AMOT and Sporting Heritage CIC will build on their existing partnership activity, to deliver a programme to develop a greater understanding of the relationship between sport and the armed forces in the UK.

To date, little activity has been delivered to gain a greater understanding of how important the two fields are to each other, and how their histories and heritage are often intrinsically linked. In addition, therefore, the collections, and access to the collections is often limited and unknown. With a plan to deliver activity between May 2018 and April 2020, the project will form part of the widespread and important commemoration of WW1.

Fundamental to the programme will be the objectives to preserve, protect and provide access to heritage related to sport and the armed forces. Through a series of localised partnerships between museums, community organisations, schools, sporting organisations and the armed forces, we will create a programme of activity which opens up museums, archives and wider collections to new and different audiences, making these collections relevant to the communities they serve.

Sporting heritage and armed forces heritage already has a strong tradition of volunteering and this will be a central theme of our programme.

We’re in the process of setting up the project, but to find out more, how to get involved, or to hear about sponsorship opportunities, please email justine@sportingheritage.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.

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