The Curious Case of
In summer 2012, a group of young people worked together to curate an exhibition at the Great North Museum: Hancock in Newcastle upon Tyne. The group was called CultuRISE and had been brought together by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.
Their exhibition, The Curious Case of, was based on objects from the Great North Museum: Hancock’s world cultures collection and the group chose to display a selection of items that they thought would capture the interest of other people of a similar age.
As part of the exhibition, Curiosity Creative helped the group make a short film about some old colonial-era slides of Angola which were discovered in the museum store. The final film combines the slides with the young people’s reactions to them.
There was a huge amount of passionate debate about Angolan history and the extent to which young Angolan people know how about the history of Angola before colonial times.
"I worked with Curiosity Creative in 2012 to create an installation at the Stories of the World exhibition, as part of the Cultural Olympiad programme. The team combined efficiency with being able to elicit thought-provoking responses from the young people we worked with. With no hesitation, I recommend working with Curiosity Creative. The creative process employed and the collaborative ethos of the company makes them really accessible for any audience. We are lucky to have them in the North East."Sophie Robinson Project Coordinator Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums