Nano Nagle Place, Museum in a Box, 2017
Discovering stories ourself is extremely satisfying.
One of the items I produced was a Museum in a Box. The box contained fifteen objects which, when examined, revealed fifteen stories about women living in Cork during the late eighteenth century. The box was aimed as school students.
A series of clues in the form of facsimile newspaper cuttings and letters were provided.
An example of the items produced to communicate one of the stories. This tale is about a woman and her lover who wished to poison her husband. She wrote a note to the lover asking him to buy more poison. The lover was illiterate and asked somone to read him the letter. A policeman was standing nearby and overheard the plan. The couple were sentenced to time in the pillory.
1 Introductory card explaining how to use the objects and clues. 3 Facsimile of the newspaper reports of at the crime
2 Card illustrating the event and giving further details of the story 4 Fabricated version of the letter I created
Further objects and clues
Further illustrated story detail cards