Mysterious Histories

Mysterious Histories, included a selection of artefacts from the museum of Archaeology, curated by artist and award winning film maker Alys Hawkins.

It was shown in the Level 4 Gallery in the summer of 2009 and was originally  at the Southampton Museum of Archaeology, running in parallel with the Unpopular Culture exhibition curated by Grayson Perry at the Southampton City Art Gallery.

 Responding to objects in the archive whose origin is unknown, Alys produced a series of large scale drawings which explored and interpreted these items, attempting to divine what lives these artefacts might have had, and asking visitors to imagine what stories they could tell if they could talk.

We are grateful to the museum for lending the artefacts for this exhibition and look forward to future collaboration between the University and the City.

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