Bury’s history is to be re-imagined in artwork which will be digitised and made freely available for all to appreciate.

Bury Archives is just one of five teams in the country to have won a research and innovation grant from the National Archives Sector.

The £5,000 grant will enable two local artists to draw inspiration from Bury’s extensive archives and create new digital content which in turn will draw attention to the original collections. The public will be able to access these new creations for free via the BorrowBox platform (Libraries eBook, Audiobook and Emagazine app.)

Lee Crocker and Alison Erika Forde have just started work, and the project is due to be completed by September.

Councillor Charlotte Morris, cabinet member for culture and the economy, said: “Our borough is rich with history, and this project will enable us to make the most of our amazing collections and engage with the public in a new and exciting way.”


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