Monday, 28 March 2016

Test for Absent Objects Project

Test run to see what would was harder than i expected sewing the larger items to the canvas, impossible to hide the thread.

Although I am quite happy with the result when the objects are removed just leaving the thread.

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Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Grosvenor Museum Archive, Chester

I was lucky enough to be allowed into another Museum Archive this week.

I just love being in Museum Archives, you never know what you might find, and you often find things you weren't  even looking for or considering. The Box above is one made by one of the curators who worked in the museum archive in the 1930s. Robert and Alfred Newstead  (brothers) apparently made special boxes, like these for some exhibits.

The one above is trying to piece together small fragments of a mirror.

The other thing I found (see below), which isn't an exhibit, but the remnants of an early museum display . The objects had been sewn onto the material, and now all is left is the black cotton.

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Saturday, 19 March 2016

Weaverhall Museum Archives in Northwich

Two of my quickly drawn sketches
I had a brilliant 2 hours in the archives at the Weaverhall Museum (AKA the old Salt Museum) in Northwich yesterday. It wasn't really long enough , but I found 2 boxes full of salt tins and drew 8 of them really fits really well with my present interest in objects that dispense things.

Michael Leigh scans the shelves

6 different ways to sprinkle salt

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