The Cabinet of Curiosities
The Caravan will be stationed outside of the Alison Richard Building for the duration of the Objects in Motion: Material Culture in Transition conference from 18 – 19 June 2015. It will be open for visitors from 11am to 5pm. Cyanotype prints will be exhibited in seminar rooms SG1 and SG2 until 4 September, please contact us to find out about access hours.
The Cabinet of Curiosities is a new visual and audio collection of wondrous things. It has been made by artist Jane Watt with the help of over 500 people who live and work around the new Darwin Green area in North West Cambridge. Those who visited Jane’s bright blue touring studio in autumn 2014 talked about their objects and were able to watch as their curiosities were recorded as a cyanotype, one of the oldest forms of photography.
The Cabinet of Curiosities mobile studio is on the move again across Cambridge. Visitors to the mobile studio will be able to see an exhibition of original cyanotypes, interact with a digital and sound archive as well as view a short documentary film about the project. For more information and the online archive visit www.thecabinetofcuriosities.org.uk. The Cabinet of Curiosities is commissioned by Barratt Homes, managed by Artscape and supported by University Campus Suffolk. It is part of the Darwin Green Art Programme.