Making a Museum

is a series of creative exercises, artist talks and provocations looking at building better museums and engaging with archives.

All are welcome, whether you want to watch the whole event or dip in and out. The workshops and talks will all be recorded and published on IGTV to rewatch after the event.


︎︎︎ All videos here on IGTV museumofhalftruths ︎︎︎

We will start with an introduction from the curators, Polly Palmerini and Rachael Burns, to talk about the origins of the project.

Audrey Albert will start the creative exercises with a Cyanotype workshop rooted in memory. Her project Matter out of Place researches her Chagossian heritage through the personal archives and oral histories of Manchester’s Chagossian community.

Beatrix and Forrest of ZINECOOP HK will follow with a workshop that asks visitors to engage with their thoughts and feelings when experiencing artworks; connecting their emotions to the work and creating a zine to document that process.

We will then be joined by Wan Chee Michelle Chan to show us around her Hong Kong studio and talk us through the process of working with her Uncle’s personal collections of imagery to create the project Kaufu.

Shireen Marican, a Singapore based researcher and writer, will deliver a provocation on museums as spaces for discourse and education for audiences, artists and staff.

We will round off the event by re-visiting Audrey to see the Cyantoypes made during the workshop, and introduce the online screening. 

Audrey Albert


Beatrix and Forrest


Wan Chee Michelle Chan


Shireen Marican


Audrey Albert