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    June 24th, 2012mardixonCulture, Literacy

    “50 Objects 50 Stories is a celebration of storytelling. Fifty objects from the Nicholson Museum’s collection has been chosen, not for their archaeological significance or for their aesthetic beauty, but for the often fascinating story they have to tell.”

    I’ve had the honour of following Michael Turner’s honest journey in the creation of this book via twitter.  Although Michael is in Australia, our first connection was from his passion for Kids in Museums. It was from these conversations that 50 Objects and 50 Stories started to slowly come to life. However, until I received the gorgeous book in the post I did not realize the true meaning of the title.

    The gorgeous A4 size hardback is filled with sharp, slick photos of objects that have fascinating stories to be told.  The photos, while very sophisticated, are not the selling point.  It’s the telling of the background of the objects. The historical importance.  The biography. That is the real importance. And that is what Michael Turner managed to do so flawlessly for each chosen object.

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