World Stories: Young Voices
– An exciting residency culminating in interactive, colourful displays that unfolded a narrative integrating the stories of the world art collection with the personal memories and experiences of visitors. Working with the museum’s curators and visitors, we created a series of living, animated installations. Set in museum cabinets and sample jars, inspired by responses to questions we recorded about the permanent exhibition entitled World Stories:Young Voices.
World Stories: Young Voices was a celebration of Brighton Museum’s world art collection which was redisplayed with the involvement of young people, members of source communities and creative professionals. It was the South East’s flagship museum project for the London 2012 Festival and part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
Brighton Museum holds one of only six ethnographic collections in England designated as being of national importance. It includes over 13,000 objects from Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Pacific ranging from several thousand years old to the present day.
Creatures made by visitors to Brighton Museum using cut out images of objects from the world stories young voices gallery. Made as part of the Digitalize week long residency.
World Stories: Young Voices was supported by Arts Council England, The James Henry Green Charitable Trust, The Wolfson Foundation, The Heritage Lottery Fund, The Garfield Weston Foundation, The David Perrin Bequest from the Rotary Club of Brighton, The British Museum Partnership UK, The Art Fund, The V&A Purchase Grant Fund, Farrow & Ball, The Royal Pavilion & Museums Foundation.