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ONLINE FAMILY WORKSHOP WITH 51 VOICES ARTIST
Connect & Create with Reading based artist and illustrator Linda Newcombe
Celebrate The MERL at 70 with this participatory arts session suitable for families with children aged 8+
Connect & Create with Reading based artist and illustrator Linda Newcombe and think about how objects might connect to folklore. She’ll show you how to look at museum objects in a different way. You’ll be drawing unusual things, wondering how they were used for and who used them, and imagining histories which might pass into the folklore of the future.
- Dates: Thursday 18 February & Saturday 20 February
- Time: 11 am – 12pm (same session repeated)
- Location: Online workshop using Zoom.
- Suitable for: Families with children aged 8+. No previous experience required.
- Places are limited but more than 1 person per booking can participate.
- Materials required: Paper, pencils and your imagination!
Thank you to Arts Council England and the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund for making this possible.
THE MERL IS 70 | 51 VOICES | 51 OBJECTS
To mark our 70th year, we will be exploring objects connected to 1951, the year the Museum was established.
We will be working with artists and writers from many different communities and backgrounds to link these items to the priorities and passions of the past, present, and future.
Throughout 2021, an exciting array of Voices will be mapped to 51 fascinating objects, enabling reflection on mid-century ideas. By working with different people and communities, collections will be re-imagined with surprising and perhaps challenging responses.
Find out more about 51 Voices and explore the new objects and Voices that we will be revealing from January to December 2021.
Image: © Linda Newcombe