The People’s Museum

Last Wednesday, Stav and I headed over to Crowthorne to check out Jon Lockhart’s project, The People’s Museum.

In a small community hall, we drew items we had selected from our own collections to submit to the museum.

I took the blue and white dotty-handled ladle that Caro sent me for my birthday a few years ago, and I also decided to submit my knitting to the temporary museum.

We had a happy afternoon drawing our objects and thinking about what they meant to us.

Lucikly, we only had to leave drawings in the museum, and not the actual objects themselves. I would feel very lost without my ladle (for soup) and my knitting (a large sweater) in this miserable weather. What would you have put in the people’s museum?

3 Responses to The People’s Museum

  1. Liz T. says:

    Maybe my running shoes.

  2. jeannette says:

    these drawings are by you??? yet another talent!

  3. colleen says:

    I have been thinking about my own choice for a couple of days (really, there was so much to choose from) and concluded that I would put in: a leek dibber; my washing machine; possibly some pegs; and some of babywear. There is something deeply satisfying about dibbing leeks – twisting the dibber into the soil, which must exhibit the right degree of dampness for it all to work, slipping a baby leek in, filling the hole with water. The fact that most dibbers are remnants of spade shafts adds extra value. As to the washing machine, well, I have a bit of a fascination for laundering and good hardware is important to this process. Yes, I can live without it. But it does make life easier. The babywear (a cardigan, a stripy-all-in-one) would be entirely for sentimental reasons.

    I so enjoyed thinking about this and seeing your photos and drawings. Thanks!

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