Jean Vacher interview on 12 April 2011

Vacher, Jean (2011) Jean Vacher interview on 12 April 2011. In: UNSPECIFIED Luminous Books.

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Craft objects offer an excellent opportunity to study the transfer or recreation of memory through artefacts. For this exhibition curators Tessa Peters and Janice West invited artists Masie Broadhead, Steve Dixon, Laura Potter and Elaine Wilson to produce work in response to the Crafts Study Centre collections. The interview by Janice West explored Jean’s thoughts, as curator of the Crafts Study Centre Collections in relation to the meaning of working with archives and collections. She described what drew her to this type of work and some of the challenges that it presented. Jean was invited to select a group of exhibits for ‘Memoranda’ and to explain her reasons for doing so. The selection included textiles from the Balkan countries with associated archives, and centred on the significance of material culture in informing, and inspiring us to learn about other civilisations, and connecting to memories associated with travel.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General), TT Handicrafts Arts and crafts
Members: University for the Creative Arts
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2012 00:12
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2016 12:54

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