Community curation

Many collections which tell the story of the sporting past are not only held in museums and archives, but by sports clubs, community groups, and individuals. As a result, one of the best ways to create events, activities and exhibitions is to form a partnership between local organisations, communities, and heritage venues.

This ensures that stories about sport are told from a range of different perspectives; that collections which may never have been uncovered are made available for public access; and that different organisations and individuals are able to work together to create a lasting partnership.

The National Football Museum’s Our Sporting Life programme is a great example of this type of work. They developed a partnership with local young people and the resulting exhibition was created by then, for other audiences of the same age.

No Escape / Huddersfield RLFC / David Gronow Collection