Through My Home is My Museum artist Caroline Wright invited us to explore and celebrate the domestic, private museums of Cambridge householders. “From the curious to the fascinating, the quirky and the valuable, things with emotional significance and everyday objects on the mantelpiece, we create family histories through memorabilia, keepsakes and heirlooms.” Caroline Wright
My Home is My Museum performances invited us to cross the threshold as people opened up their homes, encouraging audiences to explore and celebrate the objects displayed in their houses, with Caroline Wright taking on the role of a Museum Guide.
Objects and stories belonging to Cambridge residents were ‘donated’ to form an online museum collection, and were accompanied by the stories that make them precious and treasured things. An exhibition of some of these objects was also hosted by the Museum of Cambridge.
A discursive event took place at The Museum of Cambridge with Caroline Wright, Dr Rachel Hurdley, social scientist and Research Fellow at Cardiff University and Lotte Juul Petersen, Curator at Wysing Arts Centre.
A booklet with contributions from all the speakers was also produced.