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Falmouth University College

Making:Archives

2 October 2015

The Penryn Campus Library is currently hosting a display of materials from the recent Falmouth University Textile Design project ‘Making:Archives’. The project saw seven second year undergraduate students presented with a brief to produce a piece of work inspired by the Archives held on campus and create something that would showcase the creative potential of these unique resources to others.

The outcomes, produced in just 6 weeks, are a series of diverse and inspirational pieces: from men’s accessories based on Kneehigh’s Cymbeline, to wall hangings for the Exchange inspired by the artistic processes of Tom Cross, to a touching silk scarf designed for a widow of a CSM student killed during WW1. One student even had a very literal interpretation of the brief – making her own textile collection into an archive, by housing in acid free boxes and folders.

The project was jointly developed by our University Archivist, Sarah Jane and Textile Design lecturer, Hannah Maughan and has produced a best-practice template that can be introduced to other courses such as Illustration, Fine Art, Photography and more.

The display is in place until mid-October.