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Doorstep Discoveries: a Lockdown Project
September 30, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Doorstep Discoveries took place between October 2020 and March 2021 and spanned two national lockdowns.
The project, led by Open Art Box CIC artists Anji Archer and Christina Armstrong, brought North Hertfordshire Museum’s collection of artefacts directly to the homes of people living with early-stage dementia and their carers from across North Hertfordshire when the museum was closed to visitors, due to Covid restrictions.
Each week participants received a hand delivered art box inspired by a different artefact and over the sixteen weeks, created an amazing collection of artwork in response to a wide range of fascinating artefacts including Neolithic pottery, 18th century fashion, 19th century watercolour painting, First World War painting, 20th century suffragette items, football memorabilia and many more!
This exhibition documents the project in the form of a display of artwork and participant recollections, a film produced at the time of the project and photos taken at their doorsteps.
This exhibition in The Arches, part of the upstairs Terrace Gallery.