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OBJECTS OF SURVIVAL
A talk by Dr Ciara Healy, Lecturer in Art at the University of Reading
The MERL Autumn Speaker Series
This series of lunchtime talks is part of Showing, Doing, Telling, a season of events exploring craft and making at The MERL. Specialists in craft and the arts examine different ways of responding to rural life, exploring how best to nurture old skills, contemporary creative responses and traditional practice. For details of the full series, visit Showing, Doing, Telling.
14 November: Dr Ciara Healy
Dr Ciara Healy, Lecturer in Art at the University of Reading, explores rural approaches to survival through protective objects found in the Museum’s collection and elsewhere. Join Ciara as she reveals the concealed, explores art inspired by sympathetic magic and sheds light on objects whose complex lives resonate with those of the animals, plants and places that surround them.