Cabinet of Curiosity are textile/costume artist Caroline Collinge & architect Edmond Salter.
They work with paper materials & techniques to make exhibitions, installations & participatory arts activities for commissions with heritage sites, arts organisations, museums & the community.


Thursday, 23 April 2015


 Here are a few images from the final PAPER HOUSE workshop and installation at the V & A Museum of Childhood. As you can see, our paper house eventually turned into a palace with a vast array of colourful characters. We were very impressed with the time and care made in crafting these miniature paper wonders by the visitors to the museum. Our aim is to use this public creation to make a short film so that the work can have a life beyond its' temporary installation within the Museum of Childhood.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015


We've been enjoying our Easter holidays building a PAPER HOUSE with visitors at the V & A Museum of Childhood. This activity follows a Creativeworks London Entrepreneur in Residence commission that gave us the opportunity to research the Robert Freidus Collection of Paper Architectural Models, currently held at the V & A Museum of Childhood. We were also invited to propose an activity that would coincide with the Museum of Childhood's current exhibition 'Small Stories: At Home in a Doll's House'.
Visitors to the Museum are being invited to help us create the house of our dreams using architecture templates, scissors, glue and paper collage materials to make a small component of our house or a character to inhabit the house. After five days, the house is growing in scale and we hope to have turned our paper house into a paper palace by the last day of the event, this Friday.

Comments from some participants:

"It's was a great making skills activity thats helps kids develop their imagination and creativity. Our 6 yr old enjoyed the fun of making, our 3 yr old loved cutting and the under 2 yr old was happy making characters and sticking it together. There was something in it for everyone. Thank you."

"This activity was excellent because you can explore different techniques using pictures, stencils and colour collage is a fantastic way of being creative."

" We loved making the collages. Imaginative images to cut and good fun sitting with groups of people and chatting at the same time. Fun!"

More details can be found here: