Ode to Museums - installation


This installation, fully named, is … “A Numerical Ode to Musty Dusty Museums Everywhere”.

It is in ways, a homage to and artistically-hearted reflection on the folk museums found in most bush towns across Australia and their featured collections of paraphernalia carefully researched and organised by dedicated curators and volunteers.

20160307_16560720160307_165314There is an excellent such museum in Glen Innes NSW housed in the old hospital buildings … the ‘Land of the Beardies History House Museum and Research Centre’.

Bill Bryson also admires some local museums in his travelling book Down Under.

That said, they are musty and dusty, with a level of sameness in remnants from a century ago, as comes with the gathering together of old things in old buildings.

Here, the ‘Numerical’ provides a uniting story to these collections of bits and pieces from 30 or more years of  modern family life, arranged for interest into a series of artistically inclined sub-installations each with a comment to make.20160307_165506

Step in, wander and wonder.