Creating local portraits: Call for participants

Saffron Walden Museum's next exhibition, "From Death Masks to Diaries", opens on 16 November. The exhibition aims to explore the many faces of portraiture, from stamps and coins, diaries and death masks to finger prints and photographs.


As part of the exhibition, staff at the museum would like to create a portrait of Uttlesford now, reflecting the rich and diverse lives of the people that call the district home.

The museum is looking for people who would like to help to create this portrait, through having a life cast made of their finger or a portrait photograph taken, combined with oral history recording. Material generated by the process will be on display in the exhibition and will then become part of the museum's collections. 

There is currently a small display at the museum which shows some of the life casts which have already been made and how they will be displayed in the final exhibition.

If you are interested in participating, come to a drop-in session at Saffron Walden Museum from 10.30am to midday on Thursday 3 October, or visit the museum team at the Saffron Walden market on Tuesday 8 October. Alternatively, contact Charlotte Pratt, Learning Outreach Officer, to arrange an appointment - email or call 01799 510333.

More information can also be found on the museum website at  and social media channels (search @SW_Museum).

19 September 2019