Artefact as Archive: Evidence of ‘Willowing’ on Ostrich Plume

Artefact as Archive A recent vein of creative historical research has reconsidered ‘the limits and location of any set of materials determined as “archive”’ (Lorimer 2009). Within this body of work, researchers have highlighted that material encounters and material entities can be rich resources for historical recovery (Kurtz 2001; Till 2001; DeSilvey 2006, 2007b; Featherstone … Continue reading

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Hat Selection

Feather Textures

Study of “Hat with Bird”

‘… as practices lose their place in a historical form of life, they may leave abandoned wreckage behind them which can then take on new life, generating new hybrids or simply leavings which still have resonance. Take the example of things. These may have been vital parts of particular networks of practice, only to fall … Continue reading

Photo Session at Clothing and Textiles Collection

Clothing and Textiles Collection: Hat Collection

Greater Bird of Paradise Audio

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Royal Alberta Museum Visit

Clothing and Textiles Collection: Feather Box 3

Clothing and Textiles Collection: Feather Box 2