Talk at Harris Museum to discuss the importance of objects

Posted on - 6th November, 2013 - 9:30am | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Preston City Centre, Things to Do in and around Preston



A talk is taking place at the Harris Museum on Saturday to discuss the importance of the objects we all keep.

Local artist Jeni McConnell will lead the discussion about personal objects.

She says: “Come and join us on Saturday 9th November in the Harris Museum starting at 3pm for a discussion about the Harris Flights project, Thirty Instruments Loaned by Ladies.

“Reflecting on the history of the Harris Museum, the project also formally engaged with the grand steps of the Harris Flights. Each of thirty objects was publicly announced as if a guest arriving at a grand dinner. They were carried up the Flights on a red cushion and received by a gloved museum attendant who in turn placed them in an intriguing display. 30 objects, each entwined with very personal stories through a unique and playful disruption of museum practice.

“Your interest may be in the objects and personal stories, or the deeper psychological interpretations of our connections to them. Perhaps you are intrigued by the photographic techniques for wet plate collodion which created the publication images, or want to hear about the creative push against museum practice boundaries and socially engaged art practice – do please come and join us to hear more.”

Also on the panel will be Niki Carlin, photographer, and Dr Linda Dubrow-Marshall, counselling and clinical psychologist.

The event co-incides with the Thirty Instruments Loaned By Ladies exhibition ending at the Harris.

Tickets are free but you need to register via Eventbrite.

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