Brilliant lecture from Researcher, curator and Author, Annebella Pollen.
What I found most interesting was Annebella’s love of research and detective work involved in her work. The passion and motivation to make all these connections and discoveries was inspiring. The lecture made me realise that it is really important to find out how, what , what, why objects are made and to look deeper into the life story of an object.
From the perspective of my project I found the subject matter really interesting as I have been looking at folklore and theatre and this group were creating their own mythology and civilization. The fact that they drew inspiration from the Mummer plays and valued puppetry and costume making skills within their small community is interesting. They wrote plays and storytelling was a valued past time.