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Portable Museums of Curiosity

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About this project

Keen to learn traditional skills, research local stories, learn about conservation and care of objects, I enjoy finding inventive ways to attract new audiences while adding new information to artefacts of which little is known.
Working in collaboration with my husband, we have designed and made a number of portable museums.  The first was as a result of a Museum Galleries Scotland and Creative Scotland ‘Iconic Artists in Iconic Places’ Award.

Keywords

portable museums, heritage, conservation, hands-on, interactive

Disciplines

Design, Textiles

Materials

Metal, Textiles, Mixed Media
Mystery of the Magellan Daisy and Whalers - a portable museum
Photographer: Joanne B Kaar
This portable museum explores the mystery of the Magellan Daisy and whalers. A native flower of South America, it is said to have been introduced to Shetland, Orkney and Caithness by whalers. This portable museum is available for loan by galleries and museums, please contact me for loan forms and more information.
Portable Museum of Curiosity - Robert Dick, Baker and Botanist of Thurso 1811-1866
Photographer: Joanne B Kaar
This portable portable museum is a result of a Museum Galleries Scotland and Creative Socotland 'Iconic Artists in Iconic Places'Award. The portable museum is now in Caithness Horizons Museum, Thurso. They have made it available for the public, museums and galleries to borrow. Contact the museum for details.
History Box - The workhouses of Whitehaven.
Photographer: Joanne B Kaar
This was a commission by Cumbria Archive. It is a hands on exhibit, that tells the story of the workhouses of Whitehaven researched from their archives.
History Box - The workhouses of Whitehaven.
Photographer: Joanne B Kaar
This was a commission by Cumbria Archive. It is a hands on exhibit, that tells the story of the workhouses of Whitehaven researched from their archives.
Portable Museum - from knitting to netting.
Photographer: Joanne B Kaar
This portable museum was commissioned by Strathnaver Museum. It tells the story of movement of people from the land to the sea . It is available for loan, contact the museum for details.

Previous project

Craft Residency for Newfoundland and Labrador Craft Council 2016

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Textiles, Recycled

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