Members of the public are being asked for their views to help shape the future of the Fashion Museum over the next decade.
Bath’s Fashion Museum is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013 with an exhibition titled “50 Fabulous Frocks!” (opening 2nd February). The Fashion Museum is also looking forward to its future by inviting people to take part in a public consultation to help develop its forward plan for the next 10 years.
People are welcome express their views, up to 17 February, on what they would like to see at the Fashion Museum in the future.
The key questions being asked are:
- Looking forward, where do you see the Fashion Museum in 2023?
- What exhibitions should be on display at the Fashion Museum?
- What services should the Fashion Museum offer:
- to those who live here?
- to visitors to the city?
- to schools and/ or community groups?
- to fashion students?
- to specific interest groups?
- With which organisations should the Fashion Museum seek to develop partnerships?
Councillor Cherry Beath (Lib-Dem, Combe Down), Cabinet Member for Sustainable Development, said: “The Fashion Museum houses one of the world’s great museum collections of historic and fashionable dress. It’s been designated as a collection of outstanding national significance and was recently listed as one of the world’s top 10 fashion museums by the international broadcaster CNN.
“Bath & North East Somerset Council is appealing to the public to help us build on this success by telling us their views so we can ensure that the Fashion Museum continues to be at the cutting edge of what people want and offers everyone the chance to enjoy a wide variety of culture and creativity.”
Members of the public can send their responses by email to [email protected] by 17th February 2013 – please write “FM Consultation” in the subject box. Alternatively, if you are visiting the Fashion Museum, you can hand in your comments at the Museum foyer in the Assembly Rooms.
The Fashion Museum is open daily from 10.30am to 4pm (exit 5pm). For more information visit www.fashionmuseum.co.uk or call 01225 477789.