Talking objects Young people
Talking Objects London is supported by John Lyon's Charity
Talking Objects UK is
funded by the
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Talking Objects is an object-based engagement programme connecting participants with museum collections and curators.
Since 2008 young people from across London have explored the stories behind objects including the Rosetta Stone, Hokusai's 'The Great Wave', a 13,000 year old carving of swimming reindeer, and the Ain Sakhri figurine - the oldest known representation of two people making love.
Participants work with a film maker to capture their response to these iconic artefacts and to highlight the new ways of looking at the museum and the object which result.
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Talking Objects UK
Over the next three years (2010 - 2013) the British Museum will work with six partner museums across the United Kingdom to innovate, test and disseminate the Talking Objects methodology and to develop new ways of bringing together object-based knowledge and participant expertise to explore the contemporary relevance of museum objects.
Still image from a Talking Objects film about the Swimming Reindeer carving