Consultancy Opportunity: Hadrian’s Cavalry Project

Arts Learning Coordinator Brief

A consultant/specialist is required to coordinate an arts learning programme as part of the Hadrian’s Cavalry exhibition – 8 April 2017 – 10 September 2017.

The Arts Learning Coordinator will manage the delivery of ten art works with school, youth or community groups for display at exhibition venues. The art works will be inspired by the exhibition themes and content. The art works will go on display at each venue or another nearby venue for the duration of the exhibition.

Participating venues include:

  • Arbeia Roman fort and Museum, South Shields
  • Segedunum Roman fort and Museum, Wallsend
  • Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • Corbridge Roman Town and Museum , Corbridge
  • Chesters Roman Fort and Museum, Chollerford
  • Housesteads Roman Fort and Museum, Bardon Mill
  • Vindolanda Museum and Roman Fort, Bardon Mill
  • Roman Army Museum, Greenhead
  • Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle
  • Senhouse Roman Museum, Maryport

Hadrian’s Cavalry Funded by Arts Council England, Hadrian’s Cavalry aims to:

  • Achieve a step change in the number and length of stay of visitors to Hadrian’s Wall over the course of the exhibition developing new and existing audiences, encouraging cross-site and multi-site visits;
  • Generate opportunities to inspire visitors to go beyond the in-situ exhibitions and discovery the historic landscapes in which the Roman Cavalry operated;
  • Create a legacy for the Wall in terms of an increased awareness of it as a visitor destination nationally and internationally, and in particular of the variety and quality of offer available;
  • Demonstrate the ability of the Wall venues to work in a cohesive manner to promote and celebrate the World Heritage Site, developing and sharing collective customer information, knowledge, experience and expertise and building resilience;
  • Deliver an international scale exhibition and associated events programme across 10 museums, raising public awareness and understanding of the role of Roman cavalry, their multicultural origins, their status and significance at the heart of the Empire;
  • Reinforce the Hadrian’s Wall element of the Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site as rooted in excellence: in scholarship, interpretation and accessibility;
  • Develop the skills, knowledge and resources of the participating museums, creating lasting legacies through partnership working, marketing, film and digital media, interpretive and learning programmes.

    The Hadrian’s Cavalry project is taking place at sites and venues within the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site, part of the transnational Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site, and Hadrian’s Wall Country.

    For more information please see the full brief.


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