Cabinet of Curiosity Studio were one of five STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art and Mathematics) commissioned as STEAM makers in residence as part of the Re:Make programme at the Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill. The artist and maker residencies informed part of the development of the Institute of STEAM learning programmes at the Museum of Making.
The residency focused on exploring themes and concepts across the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths to develop ideas around how creativity is integral to innovation and making. This involved exploring the co-production of experiences of making for audiences, inspired by the culture of making past, present and future.
During the residency the studio developed and tested their ideas; exploring spaces and collections towards an outcome that would engage members of the public in their unique makers space at the museum. The ways ways in which toys have been historically used to educate children and adults about the industrial revolution, science and engineering informed their making process that involved designing a series of paper engineered toys, including an architectural paper pop-up model of the Silk Mill and an A-Z of the story of the Silk Mill presented as an illustrated set of cards.The paper toys were presented as a kit of parts that aimed to engage children and families in learning about the heritage of the museum through making and play. Alongside this the studio created digital stop motions using objects within the museum collection, during their research into the stories, people and architecture connected to the Silk Mill and Derby.
RE:MAKE, 2015, Cabinet of Curiosity Studio, STEAM Maker Residency
Photos: Cabinet of Curiosity Studio
RE:MAKE: CABINET OF CURIOSITY STUDIO
The Museum of Making at the Silk Mill Museum Derby, UK
2014 - 2015