Or how quilting represents community-wide solidarity

How does a patchwork quilt raise over £18,000 for a climate/racial justice fundraiser? The Land In Our Names (LION) quilt recently raised funds to support Black and POC farmers in the UK.

The quilt was a collaboration between gardener Sui Searle (Decolonise The Garden) and quiltmaker Jess Bailey (Public Library Quilts). Together, they asked people all around the world to donate their scraps of naturally dyed fabric, which sewn together resulted in large-scale quilt with a beautiful star-shaped pattern.

The Land in Our Names Quilt, 2021. Photography: Jess Bailey and Kim Lightbody.

LION, the grassroots…


Finding a job in the arts is hard. Knowing what jobs in the arts exist, which ones you want, and how to get them, is particularly hard. Luckily, Hang It is there to give you advice on what to look out for. …


Today I’d like to talk about a really interesting current project: 100 stories of 100 worlds in 1 Object. This project is a response to an earlier BBC radio show made by the British Museum, called A History of the World in 100 Objects. In it, the then Director of…


I watched The Dig (Simon Stone, 2021), with Ralph Fiennes as Basil Brown and Carey Mulligan as Edith Pretty. …


A pixel art video game on the magic behind caring for museum collections.

Pixel art of Myla, a friendly looking person with antlers.
Myla, the friendly museum worker deer.

‘Today, Myla is working on the museum floor and bumps into you by accident, knocking you over. Myla apologises and offers to buy you a coffee. …


Weaving Connections: Local perspectives on collections from the Middle East, North and West Africa is an online exhibition organised by the Multaka-Oxford Volunteers in collaboration with the Pitt Rivers Museum curators. You can access it here.


Cover picture for the Daughters of Ys.
Cover of ‘The Daughters of Ys’, by Jo Rioux © First Second

Title: The Daughters of Ys

Author: M. T. Anderson

Illustrator: Jo Rioux

Publishing House: First Second

We are greeted by the grieving King Gradlon of Kerne, recalling his late wife: Your mother came from another world. He explains how Lady Malgven, a woman of faerie blood, pushed back the sea…

A. Duch Giménez

Museum student; art curator; writer.

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