A project which seeks to celebrate Birmingham’s design heritage by exploring the history of particular objects manufactured in the city.
Objects created in Birmingham’s industrial heyday will take centre stage in an interactive mini-museum. The installation presents the who, what, where and how of four individual objects, from a goblet created for Queen Victoria, to the coffin handles of Winston Churchill, among others.
By using objects, the mini-museum presents Birmingham’s history in a way which is both informal and playful. The public will not only be able to read about the history of these objects but also hold and play with wooden lasercut copies of the objects created to scale.
By using these objects as a window into Birmingham’s past the project encourages users to think about the heritage of the city and the individuals, factories, and businesses that helped to build its foundations.
I am currently in the early stages of a pilot of this project.