Wessex Archaeology: Sheffield Public Art Recording Project calls for volunteers

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Wessex Archeology worked with the Sheffield Visuals Arts group and residents to explore how the city’s artwork is perceived and valued.

Entrants will register Sheffield artwork and its state by completing a survey of public artwork in their area.

This will help in the creation of an online public artwork map.

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It is hoped that the resource will in turn encourage future generations to preserve Sheffield’s treasured public art.

The main goal of the project is to connect people with the local heritage that surrounds them by creating an accessible way to record and learn about public works of art.

The project also aims to offer an up-to-date record of Sheffield’s public works of art and their condition for their future protection.

Producing an updated dossier will enhance future community engagement projects with other uses of the project map identified by participants who have invested in it.

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Mapping Sheffield’s public works of art will help keep the conversation going about the meaning of the city’s works of art and engage new audiences in this debate.

Project participants will also learn the skills to personally defend their heritage and establish future conservation work.

Natasha Bramall, Wessex Archeology Community Engagement Coordinator, said: “I am delighted to see how the people of Sheffield are responding to this initiative.

“Public artwork is too often something that is in the background and not fully appreciated, but this program aims to put it center stage.

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“I hope the project will encourage many people to seek out and take a closer look at the incredible heritage that surrounds us.”

Project partner Sheffield Visual Arts Group said: “Sheffield Visual Arts Group is delighted to have reached the launch of this exciting project.

“We look forward to working with Natasha and the volunteers to make Sheffield’s Artwork List a meaningful reality.”

Applications are open until 10 a.m. on Monday, May 9.

Wessex Archeology
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