What is Pick & Mix?
Pick & Mix is an Instagram exhibition developed by The Salisbury Museum exploring 800 years of history in Salisbury and the surrounding areas through objects and community voices.
Each object tells a unique story about the city and local area and the people who have lived here. The exhibition features selected items from the museum's collections and those submitted by the public and will continue to grow week on week as we add more objects and photographs. Come visit more than once!
If you don't have an Instagram account, you can view a selection of the exhibition's most recent images and videos here on the website.
This is our first step towards redisplaying the museum's History of Salisbury Gallery with help from The National Lottery Heritage Fund and the community.
What objects or themes would you like to see on display in the new gallery? Visit the exhibition, like your favourite objects and tell us what they mean to you.
Do you have an object or photograph that tells a story about Salisbury or the surrounding areas? We want to hear from you!
You can engage with Pick & Mix in two different ways:
By visiting the exhibition on Instagram and liking and commenting on your favourite images.
By sending us pictures or videos of your own objects or photographs to include in the exhibition and telling us their story.
Guidelines for submitting an image or video:
Objects, photographs and stories should be connected to Salisbury or the surrounding areas, either past or present.
You can submit either a picture or a short video (30-60 seconds) of your object or photograph. If creating a video, you may wish to talk about the object or show it from different angles.
You should also submit a short caption (100 words max) telling us a bit about your object – what is its connection to Salisbury or the surrounding areas, why is it important to you?
Let us know whether you would like to be named alongside your object or if you would prefer to be anonymous.
Please send your pictures, videos and captions to Natasha, Heritage Fund Project Administrator:
If you are sending a video and it is too large to email, you can use WeTransfer to send it. It's free and you don't need to sign up for anything. Simply upload your video file, type in Natasha's email along with your own and include your caption in the message box.
The exhibition will be updated on a weekly basis with new objects and photographs but it may take a few weeks before your picture or video is added.
To view the exhibition on Instagram click the icon below or scroll down to see a selection of the most recent images and videos added.
Pick & Mix Video Series
Developed by the museum's Community Curator, this series of short video workshops will help you explore personal objects and histories, memories and stories and how they connect to our city of Salisbury and the surrounding areas.
The videos will guide you on a journey towards selecting and submitting your own object or photograph to be featured in the Pick & Mix exhibition. They are a way to begin thinking about the items we keep, our relationship to the place we live (or have lived) and how we are all a part of the ever-growing story of Salisbury.