Everyone grows up, but what makes an individual a child, an adolescent, or an adult? If there is a common theme it is that everyone gets older and that everyone does it differently.
The latest exhibition in King’s Museum, curated by a group of 12 MLitt Museum Studies students, opened this month and has already received some great feedback. The exhibition gives an intercultural view on the process of aging to give visitors an insight on how different cultures embrace, celebrate and challenge the process of growth.
Although the exhibition discusses childhood, the students chose not to focus on nostalgia and toys but instead selected a range of objects from around the world, including the coffin of an Egyptian Mummy and an Angolan net suit used in initiation rites to tell the different stories of childhood and growing up in different cultures.
The students have been working hard for the past six months to create the exhibition from object selection and writing the interpretation to designing the overall exhibition and all marketing materials, as well as some interactives to remind us of our own childhoods. They’ve created an impressive exhibition and we can’t wait to see what other visitors think of it as well!
‘Growing Up: Different Journeys’ is open in King’s Museum from Tuesday – Friday 1pm-4.30pm until 30 November 2018.
If you have any questions about the exhibition the museum can be contacted at email@example.com