A RAMM Display - From Devon to Delhi
Fresh eyes on RAMM’s objects.
RAMM has been inviting people who have moved here from near and far behind the scenes to tell us their responses to objects from the collections. This is a chance to see what emerged, in words and photographs.
Our city has always been linked to the rest of the world, through trade and travel, and RAMM’s collections reflect that. People come to Exeter for all sorts of reasons – to work, study, retire or following family. These displays connect RAMM’s objects with the communities that make up Exeter today.
We’ve heard from Chinese interpreters, a retired Cornish farmer, and a seamstress from Poland. From Algeria to India, from Jamaica to Mexico, they offer fresh perspectives on objects that have been hidden away in the museum’s stores. Some of the words and pictures shine light on artefacts that have never been displayed, while others provide a new perspective on objects you might remember.
Some comments provide new information, some find unpredictable parallels between different cultures and faraway places, while others recall far-off times. All of them help to bring RAMM’s objects to life in a new way.
The Moving Here project has been supported by Renaissance, the government’s programme for regional museums. The displays are presented in partnership with Exeter Health Care Arts
1 March to 30 June 2011
- Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital (Wonford)
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