Animating the archives: an exhibition
Artwork from our project Animating the archives is now being exhibited in Addenbrooke's Hosptial until June 1st.
The work displayed in the Treatment Centre Corridor, and in some of the cabinets of the new museum, is a small selection from two creative projects with 7 – 9 year old children from Queen Edith’s Primary School and St Philips Primary School, Cambridge. The children were responding to objects and stories in hospital's new museum in the spirit of fun and curiosity but also with great tenderness. The work displayed includes their imagined insects with special healing powers, bed sheets with words that could comfort them, and uplifting poems for staff and patients to find in their pockets.
This project is part of the Hospital's 250th birthday celebrations. In the main corridor of the hospital, the new museum houses a collection of just some of the extraordinary objects and stories stored in the archive. Animating Addenbrooke's is connecting with people of all ages during 2016/17 to animate the museum, inviting different groups to play creatively with ideas and provocations inspired by the collection. The project continues with two groups supported by the Carers Trust Cambridgeshire – young carers in the county and people living with dementia and their carers. Read more about the projects here.