PhD students commission 'Museum Metamorphosis'

Posted by ap507 at Sep 24, 2013 10:45 AM |
Museum artefacts provide the inspiration for School of Museum Studies exhibition

A new exhibition, inspired by the permanent collection at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, was commissioned and curated by an international group of PhD students from the School of Museum Studies.

'Museum Metamorphosis' is running between 26 September to 10 February at the School on University Road.

Artists responded to a call to select an object from New Walk Museum & Art Gallery and use this to develop their own interpretations or ‘metamorphoses’ using a variety of different media.

The five artists spent the summer visiting the museum to observe, study and sketch their objects. Objects selected from the collection range from a Plateosaurus skeleton, to an 18th century Japanese display cabinet.

The exhibition has been developed to coincide with an AHRC-funded Collaborative Skills project and international conference, also called Museum Metamorphosis, to be held in the School of Museum Studies on 5-6 November 2013.