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A Brief Compendium of Named and Unnamed Objects

An exhibition by Michele Allen

Date/Time: 29 January 2018 10:00 - 03 March 2018 16:00

Venue: The Library of the Natural History Society of Northumbria, Great North Museum: Hancock

Michele will be showing a selection of photographs and materials from the archives of the Natural History Society of Northumbria alongside a handmade book ‘A Brief Compendium of Named and Unnamed Objects’, which she has been working on with the volunteer book repair group at the Lit and Phil. This work is the result of a Leverhulme artist’s residency hosted by the University of Northumbria in collaboration with social scientist Siobhan Daly looking at the places and ideas which have defined philanthropic activity in the North East. Her work has drawn on materials held in the archives of the Natural History Society, focussing in particular the numerous donations of both time money and objects which fed into the creation of the Hancock Museum, alongside other public institutions and parks. As part of the project two books are being donated to the libraries of the Lit and Phil and the Natural History Society of Northumbria.