Recently, as I was visiting the World Museum in Liverpool, I noticed this strange (but super interesting) case in the Oceanic section of the Human World gallery. Just take a look at the pictures.
You approach from one side, the case is blurry and you only see the vague silhouette of a few artefacts. The words “remembered images… suddenly… revealed” jump at you. As you get closer and position yourself directly in front of the case, the artefacts within suddenly appear before your eyes. Then, as you walk away, they disappear again…
I was so excited by this that I actually forgot to take a photo of the labels and the didactic panels (something I normally do to remember the things I have seen—normally artwork).
Curator…Museum educator…Archaeologist…Perhaps I was just a museum visitor who saw something exciting and different. And decided to write home about it.