Posted: Tue 2nd Feb 2016

The Cardiff Story Museum Launches New Exciting Design Competition /
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Feb 2nd, 2016

The Cardiff Story Museum and Cardiff Museum Development Trust have today launched an exciting competition, to design a structure fit for the Cardiff Story’s new initiative ‘Guerrilla Museum’. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Guerrilla Museum will create a satellite museum always on tour. It will appear in areas in Cardiff, stay for a while then disappear overnight. The aim of the project is to break down barriers of access to the museum by bringing it directly into local communities. The displays, exhibitions and content within the structure will all be co-created in partnership with those communities. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Peter Bradbury, cabinet member for Community Development, Co-operatives & Social Enterprise, who is also a Trustee of the Development Trust said: “The Cardiff Story has been open almost five years now and during that time the team has carried out a tremendous amount of work with different community groups across the city. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Guerrilla Museum is an exciting opportunity to take that work further and work very much in the heart of Cardiff’s communities and localities.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The competition is open to all sectors of the design community with a prize of £2,500 for the winning design idea. The Cardiff Story Museum will then use the ideas from the competition to seek funding for the Guerrilla Museum project. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Museum Manager, Victoria Rogers added; “We want something that is new, exciting and fresh. The circus in the 19th century really echoes our ambitions for Guerrilla Museum. We want it to be colourful, quirky and the ‘must see’ thing in your community. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Imagine the buzz of excitement in the community when they knew the circus was coming to town, the colourful parades and the way everyone went to see it while it was there and the anticipation of looking forward to it coming again next year… That’s what we want for Guerrilla Museum!” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Entries to the competition must be submitted no later than midday on Friday 11th March. The winning design will be announced on Monday 21st March. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

To find out further information and the competition and application details please go to and ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The competition is generously supported via a grant from the Museums Associationand the Federation of Museums and Art Galleries of Wales, through the Transformers: Radical Change in Museums programme ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

For more information about Guerrilla Museum, or how you can help sponsor or fundraise for it, please contact Victoria Rogers, Museum Manager on ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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