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Cuming Museum events

The Cuming Museum Cabinet of Curiosity logo

The Cuming cabinet of curiosity

This summer the Cuming Museum will be bringing activities and unique objects from our collections to festivals and libraries across Southwark. Families will have the opportunity to develop new craft and design skills, find out about the role of museums and discover the rich history of the area.

The programme is part of the museum’s Looking to the Future project, funded by Arts Council England.

The Cuming cabinet of curiosity presents a printmaking workshop

Saturday 28 June 2014, 12pm to 5pm
Bermondsey Carnival

Design and print a flag inspired by patterns and pictures from the museum collection. Then add your design to the Cuming community cloth of gold. A free workshop for families.

The Cuming cabinet of curiosity presents fascinating fossils and curious coins

Saturday 5 July, 11am to 1pm
John Harvard Library

Make a museum specimen box just like the young Richard Cuming, founder of the Cuming collection. Then create your own specimens of fossils and historic coins from the Cuming Museum to display inside.

The Cuming cabinet of curiosity presents mythical creatures
Kylin from the Cuming Museum collection

 

Saturday 26 July 2014, 2pm to 3.30pm
Dulwich Library

A creative workshop for families. Discover the story of the Japanese kylin, then create your own mythical creatures to take home and bring you good luck.

The Cuming cabinet of curiosity presents mythical creatures

Saturday 2 August 2014 2pm to 3.30pm
Peckham Library

A creative workshop for families. Discover the story of the Japanese kylin, then create your own mythical creatures to take home and bring you good luck.

The Cuming cabinet of curiosity presents mythical creatures

Saturday 9 August 2014, 2pm to 3.30pm
Canada Water Library

A creative workshop for families. Discover the story of the Japanese kylin, then create your own mythical creatures to take home and bring you good luck.

The Cuming cabinet of curiosity family workshop

Saturday 16 August 2014, 12pm to 5pm
Chumleigh Gardens, Burgess Park

Join the Cuming Museum for a creative family workshop at the Elephant and Nun festival.


Later in the year the museum will run a series of 12 creative workshops for families exploring the Cuming Museum's curious collection. These free, hands-on sessions will run on Saturday afternoons from September 2014 to March 2015 at Canada Water, Peckham and Dulwich Libraries.

Through examination of real museum objects and guided craft and design projects, families will create their own cabinet of curiosities, find out about the role of museums and discover the rich history of the local area.

For details keep a curious eye here or pick up a leaflet at your local library.

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