ABOUT

ABOUT US:

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.


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Monday, 23 July 2018

FIRST WORLD WAR PAPER TOYS PROJECT


Throughout 2018 we will be leading a Heritage Lottery Funded Project in Medway looking at a unique aspect of life on the Home Front during the First World War: children's toys made during this era. The Centenary is a chance to understand the war better, uncover its stories and explore what it means to us today. The World War 1 Paper Toys project will look at and consider the cultural heritage of Medway through paper toy models produced between 1914-1918. We are very excited at the opportunity to involve children and families in learning about this significant historical event through making toys that were originally made for and by children 100 years ago.
Upcoming activities include:

WORKSHOPS: WW1 PAPER TOYS 


Guildhall museum, Rochester Thursday 9th & Thursday 16th August 10.30-12.30pm &
1.30-3.30pm

Strood Community Hall at Medway Archives Wednesday 19th & Wednesday 26th September 2.30-4.30pm

EXHIBITIONS: WW1 PAPER TOYS


Visit one of our temporary pop-up exhibitions of paper toys to find out more about some of the paper toys from the era & see real examples of toys made in 1914-1918:

Guildhall museum
Rochester Medway Archives
Rochester Library

We will be posting further activities taking place across Medway on our websites. These include opportunities to take part in group research at Medway Archives September 2018.

This project is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund special grant programme ‘First World War – Then and Now’. 

 

 


Acknowledgements

We would like to thank Medway Arts Team,  Rochester Guildhall Museum, Medway Archives and Libraries for providing additional in-kind support of this project.