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Projects

Orleans House Gallery works with a wide range of partners to promote art and heritage in West London. Below are some recent projects.

Richmond's First World War

As part of the centenary programme that took place across the country, Richmond Arts Service worked with local people and organisations to remember the role Richmond played in the First World War.

The culmination of the project has been the commissioning of emerging illustrator Chris King, who has produced 13 original drawings which each represent a story unique to the borough. The illustrations can be viewed via the project’s website and also in a beautiful printed publication housed at both Richmond Local Studies Library and Orleans House Gallery.

© Chris King

Skills for the Future Programme

Orleans House Gallery ran a National Lottery Heritage Fund supported Skills for the Future programme over four years from 2014 to 2018.

The Skills for the Future initiative aimed to tackle the twin issues of museums identifying skills gaps, and a lack of ethnic and socioeconomic diversity in organisations which aspire to promote equality of access to collections.

Orleans House Gallery delivered four one-year apprenticeships and eight six-month traineeships, with traineeship placements split across Orleans House Gallery and partner sites across west London. Apprenticeships targeted NEET people, and traineeships targeted young people from BAME backgrounds.

Learning from the project is available to download below and an insight into the project from Trainees and Apprentices is available on their Skills for the Future blog.

Partnership for Excellence West London: Audience Development and Marketing

Orleans House Gallery led a project with 11 partner museums in West London to increase audience development and joint marketing opportunities. As part of the project a new brand has been developed, West London Wonders. Orleans House Gallery provided training opportunities for project partners and volunteers, as well as creating an interactive trail for families. Supported by Arts Council England.