Welcome to Heritage Doncaster
Heritage Doncaster is the new name for the part of Doncaster Council which manages council-run museums and heritage services. Nick Stopforth, Doncaster Council’s Head of Libraries and Culture, introduces our new brand and website.
I am delighted to be writing the very first blog post for Heritage Doncaster, of which I am sure that there will be many more in future from the team, and also guest bloggers.
The new brand, identity, website and improvements to our services would not have been possible without funding from Arts Council England (ACE),from their Museums Resilience Fund in 2017-18, and I am very grateful to ACE for their support to Doncaster in helping to make this happen.
Working with my teams and our communities that we serve, I want to create inspiring visitor experiences that bring the story of Doncaster to life across all of our venues, but also via digital means and using new technologies. Our aim has to be for Heritage Doncaster to grow as a contemporary, interactive, engaging and forward-looking service, and I think that the new look and some of our new resources helps us to achieve this.
The brand was developed to reflect the value of heritage in Doncaster and beyond. Our new typeface is a nod to our celebrated railway heritage – similar fonts can be found on many vintage railway posters. The colour palette featured in the designs is a contemporary take on traditional heritage colours. All service brands work together to reflect the growing, forward-looking and joined up heritage and culture offer of all of our museums, services and communities.
The new Heritage Doncaster website allows us to share local history about Doncaster and the surrounding region with more audiences than ever before. We can share updates on heritage projects, highlight fascinating objects from our extensive museum collections, and this blog will enable us to reveal the stories of local people and events dating all the way back to the Roman period.
Our aim is for the new Heritage Doncaster website to be a go-to place of knowledge about Doncaster’s heritage. We want to promote local stories and local heritage projects and continue to celebrate and share Doncaster’s fascinating history for the benefit of our residents and visitors.
I hope that you enjoy using the new website, and that you learn out about parts of the Doncaster story which inspire you to discover more and take part in creating a future for Doncaster which builds on its great history and heritage.