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Oxfam Press release

Oxfam launches innovative app revealing human stories behind donated items Ever wished an object could tell its story? That’s the idea behind Oxfam’s unique pilot scheme, Oxfam Shelflife, launching on 27 February in 10 Oxfam shops across Manchester. The Oxfam … Continue reading

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Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival

A brief reflection on our recent workshops with the National Museums Scotland and the Consultation And Advocacy Promotion Service during the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival… Note: rather than show faces of people that we haven’t got permission … Continue reading

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Memory capturing at the Dundee Science Festival

As part of the Dundee Science Festival, Tales of Things will have a pop-up stand at the Family Fun Day this Sunday 13th November. Bring in a favourite object which has a good story and we’ll capture the story using … Continue reading

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Physics Exhibition in Dundee

  INSTRUMENTAL! 27 Sept – 26 Nov Lamb Gallery, Tower Building, University of Dundee Mon-Fri 09.30-20.30 Sat 09.30-16.30 This exhibition features a fascinating range of instruments, models and other equipment used in teaching Physics in Dundee from the 1880s onwards. … Continue reading

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BBC Reel History at the National Museum of Scotland

Join Tales of Things at the Museum to celebrate Scotland’s history through archive films as part of a new series on BBC2 – Reel History of Britain . Some of you may remember that in April we tagged the Museum’s, … Continue reading

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Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival

Tales of Things will be taking part in this year’s Scottish mental Health Arts and Film Festival. This will relate to our work with the National Museum of Scotland which we launched in April this year. At the Museum we … Continue reading

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Wester Hailes Memory Booth

On Saturday we took our now familiar memory booth (or white shed!) out to the Canal Festival in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh.  Chris Speed is working with the local community there on another project called Community Hacking (AHRC funded project) which … Continue reading

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Coded Moments Exhibition

Simone O’Callaghan’s exhibition Coded Moments, using QR codes, opened tonight (Aus time) at the Foyer Gallery, Victoria University in Melbourne. The use of QR codes in handcrafted print-based artworks seeks to mediate intimacy via mobile phone, between the viewer and artist … Continue reading

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TOTeM at Postdigital Encounters – Who Might We Be..?

In a few hours, we’ll be running a TOTeM workshop at the Journal of Media Practice‘s Postdigital Encounters symposium at the Watershed Media Centre, Bristol. Whereas most previous TOTeM workshops have focused on generating and showcasing object memories, Who Might … Continue reading

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RememberUs at Future Everything

We were part of Future Everything in Manchester again this year for RememberMe part 2- RememberUs. This time we took over 2 Oxfam shops; the Oxfam
 Emporium and Oxfam Originals in the Northern Quarter of Manchester. The Oxfam Emporium featured … Continue reading

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