Tudor House Museum: audience development

Tudor House Museum

Tudor House Museum is part of Southampton City Council Art and Heritage Service. I was approached by the museum team to develop and manage a community exhibition for the Museum. The building was in the final stages of a major 10 year renovation and redevelopment,  and was due to reopen in July 2011.

The brief for the project was to use original objects and artefacts from Tudor House to inspire responses from members of the community to culminate in an exhibition for the re-opening. To deliver the project I worked with Louise Bristow, an experience community artist and members staff from the service to develop the project.

A series of workshops were delivered by Louise for and with members of the local community. The sessions followed a similar format of introducing the participants to the objects, and discussing where in the Museum they came from and then running an art based session for the creation of their object. Participants created an object and an exhibition label.

The exhibition at Tudor House & Us displayed the community groups work alongside the objects that inspired their work.


Further details and more photographs of the participants work can be seen via the Tudor House Museum website.

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  1. Vicky de Wit

    Sonia Rasbery did an excellent job on the Tudor House project in Southampton and fully demonstrated her extensive and varied skills in relation to community engagement and museum exhibition development. Despite challenging deadlines, Sonia ensured the project was completed on schedule and to a high standard. The feedback from the community groups who participated was extremely positive and visitors to the temporary exhibition itself have found the display intriguing and inspiring.

    Vicky de Wit, Arts & Heritage Manager, Southampton.


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