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Translations of everyday objects with Travel Things Museum

Exhibition / Installation

Partner Programme

17   —    25 Sep 2022

Craft, Art / Collectibles

Islington Square G6A unit (near Esther Anne Pl)

Islington Square, 116 Upper Street

London

London

N1 1AB

#travelthingsmuseum

Travel Things Museum is a London-based arts and culture organisation focused on global travel, discovery and interaction. Join us at our second exhibition - Translations of everyday objects. We explore how ordinary objects can hold meaning across different cultures, people, and places and how they relate and connect.

Travel Things Museum collects and curates exhibits of “items” encountered while travelling. It focuses on the intrinsic power of the material object, as something with latent meaning, to be interrogated, cherished, compared and upheld as an item with a voice of its own, that tells a story. How do we convey or receive feelings, thoughts, emotions, and different meanings through objects across different cultures? How does messaging change across global boundaries? We present a diverse, eclectic and juxtaposed assortment of traditionally crafted pieces, artisans’ treasures, architectural accessories; vernacular packaging of ephemeral items for accessories, toys or consumables, and discarded objects rediscovered. LDF22 Activities: 1. “Translations of everyday objects” exhibition - A cultural display that celebrates the ordinary. 2. Creative writing: Visitors are invited to add their own imaginative story to the museum archive. 3. VR experience - Everyday Caribbean Island life: Experience Caribbean Island life through VR- drive through the heart of Jamaican Blue Mountain, play dominos games with St. Lucians and ordering a cold beer from a beach hut in Barbados and more. 4. Annual publication launch: “Travel Things Museum Volume One” limited edition book signing event. 5. Curiosity quiz game 6. Museum concept store Pop-up: During the exhibition we offer a range of affordable, attractive, Collectible artisan objects and quirky items from every corner of the globe around the world for purchase. We are a not-for-profit social enterprise organisation, with all proceeds recycled to maintain our work. * Card-only; no cash accepted. Please bring your own carrier bag! Our LDF22 collaborators: - An Chi Chang | Artist | anchichang.com | @anchichang.art - Eloise G. Morgan | Artist & Freelance Illustrator | eloisemorgan.co.uk | Practicing within digital and traditional art forms. - Rachel Teng | Assistant curator | teng0904.wixsite.com/yayuncuration - Ricky Elizabeth | Graphic designer | stlondres@me.com - Robert Millin | VR/AR 3D visual artist | machinedreams.co.uk | VR/AR and 3D experiences for film, TV, game and experiential media. About Travel Things Museum: Travel Things Museum is a London-based arts and culture organisation focused on global travel, discovery, interaction and exchange. Our goal is to educate and inspire people – not only about different places, peoples, and cultures, but also about how they relate and connect. We collects and curates exhibits of “items” encountered while travelling. It focuses on the intrinsic power of the material object, as something with latent meaning, to be interrogated, cherished, compared and upheld as an item with a voice of its own, that tells a story. We present through a mix of analogue and digital media. We produce regular publications, host in-person displays and seminars, talks and private or group shows in London and abroad. Founded in 2019 by our curator and world traveller Jill Tsai, who has been fascinated by the diversity of the artisans she has encountered and the breadth and depth of skill in expressing their inspirational craft, to display the many “things” that have piqued her interest. Over time, her collection of objects, her travelogues and notes of the stories that support, animate and connect every trip she has made - to present her themed selection for you to reflect on. Travel Things Museum hopes the exhibition will add to London’s rich multicultural landscape and enhance its already considerable reputation for the cultural arts.