Object Journeys is a three year programme at the British Museum and three partners museums across the UK that is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Object Journeys will support community partners to research and explore museum collections and to work collaboratively with museum staff to produce displays, events and digital content in response to this investigation. It is about learning and exploring together and is designed to facilitate a genuine sharing and exchanging of knowledge.
The first British Museum project will work with Somali community partners, the first museums national partnership will be in collaboration with Manchester Museum and the second working with Leicester Museums and Galleries.
The volunteer curators working on the Object Journeys project , Global Artists, decided that a series of short-films would be used for the interpretation of the making of the display. These films can be also seen in the gallery. In this first film the volunteer...read more
The volunteer curators who worked on Leicester Museums Object Journeys project, Global Artists, decided that a series of videos would be used for the interpretation of the display. The display 'Global Artists – The Whole World Paints', is in the World Arts...read more
This blog reflects on the creation of interpretive text for the Global Artists display. Written by Steve Slack, Freelance Interpretation Consultantread more
In this blog post, community co-curator Viktoria Kovalcikova speaks about the different elements involved in the making of Global Artists – The Whole World Paints display.read more
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery are presenting two new displays: Aso-oke, a Celebration of Style & Townships Journeys Displays. Co-curated with researchers from the African diaspora who live in Sussex, they highlight the rich and evolving fashion and identity practices in Africa. These displays are part of Object Journeys Fashioning Africa project and supported by the British Museum.read more