This exhibition is all about chairs, the people who own them, and the stories that they tell.
Tuesday 18th January – Sunday 24th April 2022, in Wycombe Museum’s Chiltern Gallery.
Over the summer of 2020, we asked people in the local area to send us a photograph of themselves with their chair, and to explain why the chair is special to them.
The resulting photographs and stories were turned into Me and My Chair, the second of two community digital exhibitions made possible by Arts Council England during the 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic. Me and My Chair was not about lockdown, but represented an exhibition we would have loved to run at Wycombe Museum in ‘normal times’.
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced us all to engage with each other, with life, and with the past in different ways. There were a number of advantages to running the exhibition digitally: we had no limitations on how many chairs we could exhibit due to the restraints of physical space, and it could be accessed by anyone at any time from anywhere in the world.
For all of the benefits of digital exhibitions, we’re now once again able to install new exhibitions in Wycombe Museum to physically visit. We loved the stories the public shared with us about the place these chairs hold in their lives, and had a great response to the digital exhibition. This will be our first opportunity to display a new exhibition at the museum since we have re-opened after Covid, and we are delighted to be able to bring Me and My Chair to life in three dimensions as Me and My Chair Live.
Me and My Chair Live runs from Tuesday 18th January to Sunday 24th April at Wycombe Museum, in our Chiltern Gallery.
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