Collections in the Landscape was a Heritage Lottery Fund supported project to bring context and collections together and engage more people with the heritage and landscape of the Peak District.
Collections in the Landscape took place in two stages: stage 1 to carry out a feasibility study between 2013-2014 and stage 2 from 2015-2017 when the museum completed a major redevelopment with additional funding from supporters including Arts Council England, the Wolfson Foundation, East Midlands Museum Development, the Paul Mellon Centre for British Art, the Bingham Trust and the Friends of Buxton Museum and Art Gallery.
The project included a complete redevelopment of the Wonders of the Peak gallery at Buxton Museum, the development of a dedicated web app to help people explore these connections at Wonders of the Peak and a programme of engagement activities and workshops held at venues across the Peak District. Additional funding allowed the museum to develop its retail offer, refurbish its foyer and shop and commission artists in residence to interpret the collections in new and engaging ways. The overriding aim was to make the museum the destination of choice for people wanting to find out more about the Peak District.
More information can be found on the collections in the landscape project blog