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Current, Otago Museum, 2017

Cocktail hat, 1950s, Paris, France, Gift of Mrs H Smith Estate; Otago Museum Collection.

Current is developed by the Otago Museum and curated by Jamie Metzger, it provides an inspirational and contemporary interpretation of selected items from the Museum’s collection. The exhibition showcases the work of nine designers and artists who have been invited to creatively respond to specific garments from the Museum’s costume and textile collection. Shown in the Museum’s historic 1877 Gallery, Current highlights nine pieces from the collection, displaying them alongside the contemporary works by the artists,

delivering a visual narrative on ways museum collections can inspire the creative process.

'Keep Your Filthy Paws Off My Silky Claws' is the contemporary response  i made to the item from the

museums collection. View the museums archive object above and the response below.

Current was open to the public from Saturday 18 March until Sunday 2 July 2017 at the Otago Museum.

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