Author Archives: Kerstin

BME Launch Success

The BME Tales of Things Exhibition launch on 1st October was a huge success! About 100 visitors enjoyed music, dance and storytelling from Global Fusion Music and Arts, the Indian Cultural Society, Greenwich Council for Racial Equality, the Greenwich Ajoda … Continue reading

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BME Tales of Things Exhibition

TOTeM has joined up with GAVS (Greenwich Action for Voluntary Service) and Greenwich Council to generate tales for an object exhibition at the Greenwich Heritage Centre from 2nd-30th October 2010. As part of Black History Month, BME community groups from … Continue reading

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Wartime Things…

After a successful round of Hillingdon Tales, TOTeM returned to Uxbridge Library during Battle of Britain month in September to record memories and stories relating to wartime things. While many important objects had been lost through the years, there were … Continue reading

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Tales of Hillingdon

The TOTeM team worked closely with Uxbridge Library, West London, this month to record stories about all ‘things’ Hillingdon. Objects included a rolling pin, a grand piano, a family photograph, an oil painting, a Davy lamp, a China dog, a … Continue reading

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The Story of Stuff

Just watched an interesting little film by Annie Leonard, a green activist, who is concerned with the rate at and manner in which we consume all kinds of stuff. Of course projects like TOTeM could change the way we think about and … Continue reading

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Shhh… and Caboodle

Catching young people’s interest in the stories behind museum objects can be difficult. Curators have tried to make exhibitions more exciting and interactive; now they’re starting to encourage children to curate and share their own collections. One such initiative is … Continue reading

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