Museum of Brisbane has joined the likes of London’s British Museum, New York’s Guggenheim Museum and the Musée d’Orsay in Paris to provide virtual access to some of their collections as well as a variety of activities to help people young and young-at-heart stay entertained during isolation.
Remembering the First World War, a free specially-curated online exhibition, commemorates Anzac Day by sharing the war experiences of service people who enlisted. Featured items include paper sculptures by Brisbane-based artist Greer Townshend, who also participated in the museum’s first artist talk via Zoom on 25 April. Greer has developed a paper-based folding activity, Sending Love From Afar, which people can download and make at home. She encouraged people to display their piece on their front door or mailbox this Anzac Day.
Delve deep into the internationally acclaimed Easton Pearson Archive from the comfort of your home. Museum of Brisbane Director Renae Grace said digital visitors would be able to explore the unique embellishment, design and garments in extraordinary detail through immersive technology. “This is a great opportunity for lovers of fashion and an eye-opening one for those wanting to know more about the role of fashion in art, craft, design and culture.” Vogue Australia’s Clare Press will also chat with designers Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson in the Slow Fashion in a Fast Fashion World podcast.
It is a challenge to keep kids entertained while isolated. Stem the tide of boredom and let your kids play, create, learn and discover with fun-filled DIY activities thanks to MoB Kids. The online activities have a strong learning element. “Each activity has been inspired by what’s around us. From our location in Brisbane’s iconic City Hall, to our current exhibitions and cover topics including construction, design, architecture, fashion and art” said Ms Grace. The craft ideas feature easy step-by-step guides and include projects from making your own fashion headband or Pineapple Plushie, to building Brisbane’s iconic City Hall from home.
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