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12 June 2013

See 'A Storm is Blowing' at the Petrie Museum

Your author enjoys the work of Cathy Haynes, a curator, artist and educator, who is Curator of Public Programmes at the School of Life. As such, it was good to hear at the beginning of the year that Cathy was taking up a Timekeeper in Residence at the Petrie Museum of Archaeology, and last night saw the opening of her temporary commission called 'A Storm is Blowing' at the Petrie, exploring different ways of presenting time through objects from a snakes and ladders board to an ancient water clock.

The exhibit features various pieces of red string which attempt to tie together more than thirty different historical representations, taking over the usually dark gallery of the Petrie in an interesting but not overly intrusive way, with wooden cabinets showing more modern artefacts from a planetarium of the Inner Solar System to a miniature Beast of the Apocalypse and a copy of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy.

The exhibition runs until 2nd August and is free. For more, see http://www.ucl.ac.uk/museums/petrie/research/petrie_timekeeper

^Flyer © Cathy Haynes and the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology^

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