Out of the Woods

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Connecting With Collections

6The latest display has been installed in the Collections Study Centre; Out of the Woods has been curated by MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies (AGMS) students from the University of Manchester.  www.manchester.ac.uk/museology

5The students developed their displays around the theme of trees and the ways people interact with, relate to, and benefit from trees around the world. Each group took this in a different way, group 1 focused on the olive tree and its use as a symbol as well as a 4commodity. Group 2 looked at the spiritual connection humankind has with trees. Group 3 looked at how trees can be seen as symbols of luck and spirituality while  group 4 explored the importance of the tree in Japanese culture.

The displays are part of the Tree collecting project which aims to reexamine how museums think about collecting. Within each display are objects from the museum’s collection shown alongside…

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