PENRITH AND EDEN MUSEUM BLOG
OUR MOST RECENT EXHIBITION
Remembering Eden is an inspirational Heritage Lottery Funded project to bring together cross-generational groups and those living with Dementia to share stories of their lives living in the Eden Valley. Developing new partnerships with local care homes and Dementia groups, we have asked them to participate in the creation of Reminiscence boxes for future museum programming. And to take part in creating an art installation that will slowly take shape during the exhibition.
Everyone taking part in the project will make a piece of felt that will feature their name and date of birth. The wool fibres are tactile, and the aim is to stimulate different senses while the groups will learn the skills of felting. Artist Karen MacDougall will then make the felt petals into forget-me-nots, and this will become part of a much larger installation. It will represent how Dementia affects all of the lives it touches.
Within this exhibition, we show highlights from our collection that evoke shared story-telling in our reminiscence sessions.