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Horniman Museum partnership

The Arts Team has partnered with the Horniman Museum to be an integral part of developing their Studio Space. The Studio is both a new space at the museum and a new exciting engagement project where the Horniman will work in collaboration with artists and local community partners. It will open in conjunction with a new ‘World Gallery’ of anthropology in the 2018. Patients will have the opportunity to showcase their work in the galleries. In preparation for this, we will visit the museum with patients and create artwork in response to the collection and to patient’s stories, working in collaboration with their Studio Collective.

The Collective is made up of members from a range of community groups in South London. They are co-curating and launching the first Studio events and exhibition programme, working with the Studio artist Serena Korda. Over the summer in 2018 they will be letting visitors know about the Studio exhibition, opening in October 2018, through an events and activities programme. This will also form part of the Horniman’s overarching summer programme themed One (Shared) World. St Christopher’s patients will be creating art as part of the Studio Summer Programme exploring ideas around ‘animism – perception of nature’ alongside objects from the Anthropology Collection.

We have also designed one of the ‘Discovery Boxes’ in the Hands on Collection. These are specially made boxes of objects from the collection that are accessible for learning groups to both touch and see. This collection was made in conjunction with the Young Adults Group.

Read more about one of our patients working on the project here.

More information

For further information on St Christopher’s arts projects please contact the Arts Team

020 8768 4535 / 020 8768 4560