We will work with residents local to The Cuming Museum, Walworth, to explore themes of collection, home, immigration and multi-culturalism, and to re-imagine, re-interpret and re-present the museum collection both within and outside of the building.
We are asking local residents to select objects from their own lives, which they would put into a museum: objects that represent themselves, their home lives, or the history of the area. Eva and Sarah will be making a new exhibition within the museum showcasing these local objects (either their stories, or the objects themselves).
Anyone interested in taking part can visit the project blog: www.collectinghome.wordpress.com to find out about workshops and conversation dates, or call and leave their details at the Cuming Museum (020 7525 2332 | Old Walworth Town Hall, 151 Walworth Road).
Collecting Home, coincides with an exhibition of our earlier project, Home from Home, a collection of portraits and stories from Elephant and Castle (www.homefromhome-online.com). Home from Home opens at the Cuming Museum on Friday 22 November and runs until 18 February.
Collecting Home is funded by Arts Council England, with additional support from Southwark Council.