Museums in Peoples Homes

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Mark Wainwright

May 26, 2023, 2:15:57 PM5/26/23
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Museums in People’s Homes: 2023 Call Out

23 May 2023

Would you like a museum to come and visit you in your home? 

Museums in People’s Homes is back on!

This project was initially meant to take place over Summer 2021, however due to the ongoing restrictions and prioritising everyone’s safety we had to put it on hold…until now.

Working with furniture designers Plaey, Joshua Sofaer has created a mobile museum comprising 14 separate artworks, each representing a collection housed by people he has met in Leeds. There’s a woman that can’t resist a charity shop bargain, a man that has acquired hospitality gifts from around the world, a bomb disposal technician’s keepsakes, a Buffy superfan, a recycling obsessive, someone who can’t help but stop to pick up her cat’s whiskers, and a guy who lives in a house of drums, among others.

Using a variety of materials and processes, objects which sometimes have little to no monetary value, have been transformed into ‘museum standard’ artefacts, worthy of the high value we should place on people, their stories and personal collections.

Based on the Wunderkammer or cabinet of curiosities, Joshua will present a tour of objects from a portable museum where you can even visit a fun size café and tiny gift shop.

We are currently looking for people based in Leeds who would be interested in experiencing this unique performance in their own homes between the 24th June – 2nd July 2023. You can choose to host the museum for just your own household, or you can invite friends and family around to share in the experience. This project is completely free to take part in.

To register your interest please complete the form here.

For more information or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email Jennie at: 

Museums in People’s Homes by Joshua Sofaer, 2021. Cabinet designed and built with Plaey.

Featuring stories from the collections of Clare Bentley-Smith, John Boulton, Victoria Boyden, Gill Crawshaw, John Daniel, Tracey Dixon, Kathleen Henwood, Laura Hilton-Smith, Alan H, Ian, Jane Kettle, Christine Osborne, Alison Pidgeon, and Ralph Thoresby. Commissioned and produced by Compass Festival.

Image by: Lizzie Coombes

Kind Regards Mark

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