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A project run by the Horniman Museum & Gardens.

All members of the community were invited to get inspired by a selection of objects from the Anthropology collection. 

Arts Network artists and Workshop Leaders from Arts Network received 18 postcards over 6 weeks, each with a photograph and brief history of the object. 

We were challenged to ‘Make, Investigate, Tell a Story’, to use at least one the objects tell a story about our lives and the world around us, to create a new history for the object using our own life as inspiration. We choose four!

We were invited to a private tour of the study collection centre, a top secret location where the Horniman store and maintain artefacts. Here we given unique access to the objects we had been studying, we learnt more about their history and got to hold them in our hands (with gloves, of course!)

Check out the video below to see what we made!

All works produced were showcased at the Community Fieldworkers Exhibition in February 2014 in the Horniman Pavilion.

Quotes from our members

‘great opportunity to see behind the scenes at the Horniman’

‘i learnt the art of getting completely absorbed in something’

Many Thanks to 

Arts Network Artists
Phil Baird, Jo Bedford, Neville Bottomly, Diana E Cox

Arts Network Workshop Leaders
Emily Patterson, Mo Saunders

Nicola Scott an The Horniman Museum and Gardens for such a wonderful opportunity. 

For even more information about this project, go to the Horniman website.