The Dover Museums and Arts Group (DMAG) Joined Up Project brought together contemporary artists with museum and heritage venues across the Dover District as part of an exciting First World War commemorative project.
Dover’s role in the First World War was a very important one from the perspective of its proximity to the continent, as a major training base, the location of many of the earliest air raids and the point of return for the wounded troops fighting in Europe. (Phil Eyden, historian)
The project in many respects was unique in the way it brought together museums, heritage and the arts; joining up contemporary artists with WWI history and accessioning some of the artists works into the museums collections, often the first item representing contemporary collecting.
The project ran from May 2014 to April 2016 and was funded by Arts Council England and Kent County Council. It was delivered and curated by Joanna Jones and Clare Smith the artist/directors of Dover Arts Development (DAD) with the support of Sarah Corn Kent Museums Development Officer and Anne Edwards the Museums Support Officer.