Today we met and discussed our objects and the key points we want to communicate in relation to them.
We decided on a revised date for the event: Thursday 26th February. **If this date is a problem for you, please speak up now**
We also revised the time, so that everyone can attend for the whole thing, to 1-4.30pm. (We did say 5, but afterwards I thought 4.30 was better to give time for packing up, as Lotte mentioned.)
We also managed to decide on the event’s subtitle, meaning that the main blurb is finished – check it out at the end of this post.
Homework! By Wednesday 7th January please email to Amy:
– a short title and 40-word abstract for your objects/research (remember to target it at a non-academic, non-specialist audience)
– a landscape image relating to your object/research (at high resolution – and make sure it’s either your own copyright or you have permission from the copyright holder)
– a link or two to further information about your work/research project (e.g. staff/student page, research project website)
We’ll use this information in our publicity and at the event itself.
Next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 14th January, 12pm, at the gallery – we need to make definite plans for marketing the event, and revisit the post-it note plan for the practicalities.
CURIOUS ENCOUNTERS with objects from past, present and future
Thursday, 26 February 2015, 1-4.30pm.
The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds
Come along to The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery at the University of Leeds to experience an interactive pop-up exhibition showcasing the curious and inspiring work of researchers specialising in design, textiles, film, archives and music.
The researchers will present an array of curious objects for you to handle, and be on hand ready to share the hidden stories of their research and each of their objects. Inspired by the Gallery’s current exhibition, Nostalgia and Progress: Illustration after the Second World War, expect to hear about projects which connect the past, present and future. Discover, for example, research which aims to revitalise materials and processes from the past and explores their potential for the future. Or meet researchers working with archival collections, whose work addresses the issue of what we should keep – and how that material might be used. Meanwhile, consider the overall experience as an attempt to challenge how objects are displayed within a museum or gallery space and how complex the layers of history and meaning can be behind each and every item on view. Staff from The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery will also be on hand to share the stories behind their own collection of objects.
This will be an interactive and informative event open to all members of the public from 1pm to 4.30pm.