First-year student Calvin got the chance to collaborate with the internationally renowned museum after receiving an email asking for submissions, and quickly made the decision to apply.
The museum was looking for thought-provoking contributions to their show, which explored the history of protest, rebellion and revolution.
When his proposal was accepted, Calvin enlisted fellow student Celine Loh to help fine-tune his ideas. The pair researched ways to engage visitors in a conversation with their exhibit, and with each other.
An initial plan to hand out personalised placards to be carried around the show was rejected in favour of simple greeting stickers reading ‘Hello, I believe in…’, allowing people to complete the sentence in their own words.
Calvin also made mock-revolutionary posters and leaflets printed on newspaper for added authenticity, and used them to show infographics about the history of protest.
Calvin found that the project gave him vital first-hand experience of how people interact with an exhibition and each other in a gallery space.
Looking back on his achievement, he writes, “This is quite possibly the most amazing opportunity I have had in my life thus far”.
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