Recently we have had a loan request from the AUB Costume course. The teaching staff wanted a small number of objects from the collection which spanned a number of decades.
The teaching session was designed to enable the students to develop skills in building characters around an object or an item of clothing. Who would have used or worn the piece? What kind of person were they? What did they do for a living?
Here are some of the objects they borrowed, what kind of characters would you build around them?
A 1980s radio cassette player
A 1940s espresso coffee maker
A 1950s electric shaver
Louise Dennis (Assistant Curator)