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World Museum is hosting an exclusive night of comedy and entertainment on 23 May, as Britain’s Got Talent star, Daliso Chaponda, takes audiences through his unusual interaction with Liverpool’s World Museum, and his thoughts on the World Cultures gallery.
Confronting the current collection, Daliso is one of a number of artists who have been invited to respond to World Museum’s World Cultures gallery.
Featuring collections from Africa, The Americas, Asia and Oceania, the artists’ brief is to consider how these objects are displayed, and the narrative of the stories – and how/if this presentation should be changed.
Senior Curator Emma Martin said: “We are working with a group of inspiring and creative people, using film, comedy and poetry, which will change the way we display the collections. Their ‘provocations’ are going to be theatrical, imaginative and in some cases argumentative as we begin to expose the difficult and contested histories of the collections by talking openly about how objects from around the world came to Liverpool.”
As part of these exciting plans, World Museum is inviting you to take part too. Do you have an object with a great story that you would like to see in the Museum? If so, then send them a photograph of this object with some text as to why you think it should be displayed in the World Cultures gallery. Daliso will announce the winner on the evening of his performance.
Please note that the event is suitable for ages 14+.
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