Museum Remix: Unheard is an experiment in museum storytelling.

museum remix logoHelp us remix and retell the stories behind the University of Cambridge Museums' under-explored objects. Each month we'll set you a new creative challenge. How you respond is up to you. Our third challenge is VIDEO - find out more below!

We'll share your creations on our social media, and, at the end of each challenge, a guest curator will make their selection for an online exhibition hosted on our Discover page. Once we're able to return to the museums, the exhibitions will be available from our museum galleries via digitally enhanced labels.

Our first challenge was SOUND and the second was VISUAL ART

 

Get involved!

Why you should take part

  • Create new art and interpretation
  • Tell the stories that need to be heard 
  • Have your work shared on our social media
  • Be in with the chance for your work to be included in an online exhibition and accessible from the museums' galleries.

What do you need?

  • A phone or digital camera.
  • Access to the internet.

You need to be aged 16 older to take part.

Great! Sign me up! Head over to our Volunteer Makers page to sign up and submit your video.

Why now?

The collections of the University of Cambridge Museums span four billion years and all seven continents. We are good at collecting. But we haven't always been good at listening. George Doji, Museum Remix host, tells us more:

 

CHALLENGE THREE: VIDEO

Deadline: Midnight on Wednesday 30 September. 

The theme of our third and final challenge of this round will be... VIDEO. Here's George to introduce it (with new hair :))!

Using our objects as a starting point, we invite you to remix them. Choose one or more and apply your own creative interpretation to the objects themselves or to their histories. This could take the form of a:

  • piece of performance art
  • animation
  • music video
  • monologue
  • mini play...

Maybe you'd like to film a scene, produce a puppet show, or create an abstract piece of meditative art...or something else entirely! Whatever it is, we'd love to see it. 

All we ask is you keep your submission to no longer than 3 minutes.

You don't need fancy materials: all levels of submission, from professional to strictly amateur, are more than welcome.

Scroll down to see the objects. All the old favourites from earlier challenges will be there, plus some new additions.

Visit our Volunteer Makers page to sign up and submit your video.

 

The header image for this page is an extract from The Museum of Life, an artwork produced for our 2019 Museum Remix project.

 

Objects

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The Polar Museum

Sacred carvings made by the Nenets people of North Siberia

Film
Museum of Classical Archaeology

How can we give voice to an enslaved woman who died two thousand years ago?

Film
The Polar Museum

A portrait that reveals the relationship between exploration and exploitation

Film
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Museum of Classical Archaeology

For Museum Remix: Unheard, Sade Ojelade and Eleanor Wilkinson answer your questions about their chosen objects live on YouTube

Livestream
Kettle's Yard

A portrait of an unknown woman

Film
The Fitzwilliam Museum

An "unbroken marriage of souls"

Film
Whipple Museum of the History of Science

200-year-old spectacles that help us see changing attitudes to disability

Film
The Fitzwilliam Museum

A botanical watercolour reveals the connection between science and empire

Film
The Fitzwilliam Museum

16th-century knights led dangerous lives

 

Film
Museum of Classical Archaeology

A tiny figurine head from Roman Egypt

Film
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences

For Museum Remix: Unheard, Liz Hide and Helen Ritchie answer questions about their Museum Remix objects live on YouTube

Livestream
The Polar Museum

A well-travelled typewriter

 

Film
Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences

Diamonds with a dark past

 

Film
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

A mask with many unheard stories

Film
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

An intriguing pair of necklaces from early human history

 

Film
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

A small plate with a big story

Film
Whipple Museum of the History of Science

Who counts as a scientist?

Film
The Fitzwilliam Museum

How should we approach the Queen who became a symbol of the British Empire itself?

 

 

Film
Museum of Classical Archaeology

Why are we reluctant to engage with the idea of a woman taking part in a battle?

Film
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

How do we untangle complex colonial histories to reach the unnamed sitter of these portraits?

Film
Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences

Photograph with an untold story

Film