Giving objects a voice

This project of the museum has been running since 2006. Its aim is to document the museum’s ethnographic collection through the voices of the objects’ donors — or of informants familiar with how they are used — and simultaneously to construct narratives around their life-stories. In turn, these stories provide linkage with the community. Items are selected from the museum’s depository in turn, each becoming the subject of discourse from both donors and informants. These conversations are video-recorded and a small display is assembled around them.

Giving objects a voice