Lyn Wall, Edinburgh Museums and Galleries, writes about exhibition inspiration and discusses how the newest exhibition at the Museum of Childhood, Edinburgh was created, with the focus being not just around the history of the objects on display, but around the stories they could tell.
Indoor games of marbles and spinning tops
Ideas for exhibitions can come from all sorts of people and places. Last year I attended the Edinburgh book festival and listened to some of the writers from the 26 group https://26.org.uk/ and started thinking about how they could work with the collections at the Museum of Childhood in Edinburgh. 26 have created a form of writing called a sestude which is only allowed to be 62 words. When writing labels for exhibitions or papers we all know it is sometimes hard to stick to a number of words and still get to say everything you want to. Therefore I…
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