Herbert and Coventry Transport Museum ready to build on City of Culture year - The Coventry Observer

17th Aug, 2022

Herbert and Coventry Transport Museum ready to build on City of Culture year

Ryan Smith 29th Jun, 2022

THE HERBERT Art Gallery and Coventry Transport Museum are looking to build on the success they enjoyed during the City of Culture year.

Both museums are operated by Culture Coventry and welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors over the last twelve months.

The lead-up to the City of Culture year saw the Herbert receive a £1.2million investment, which allowed them to redevelop gallery spaces and host exhibitions including 2 Tone: Lives & Legacies and UnNatural History.

It also hosted the Midlands’ first-ever Turner Prize visual arts exhibition.

The Transport Museum looked at the region’s role in transport innovation over the years through the ‘Our Future Moves’ exhibition as well as celebrating the role of women in Motorsport.

They also launched CultureSpaceCoventry.com, which allowed people to get an online look at the exhibitions as well as enjoy specially created content such as drone flights.

Plans for continuing this legacy include the Herberts ‘Grown Up in Britain: 100 Years of Teenage Kicks.’

Culture Coventry CEO Paul Breed said: “It has been an amazing year for the city, and we were delighted that the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum and Coventry Transport Museum could play such a major role.

“There was a huge programme of events that took place, from working with communities to create hundreds of banners for a public art installation to workshops that encourage little ones to become the engineers of the future.

“Now is the time to build on the benefits that being UK City of Culture has brought.

“This summer we plan to continue our celebrations by putting our own collections centre stage at both Coventry Transport Museum and the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum – from much-loved artworks to rare cars built in the city.”

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