Museum Remix: Unheard is an experiment in museum storytelling.
Help us remix and retell the stories behind the University of Cambridge Museums' under-explored objects. Create new artwork and we'll share it here on our website, on our social media channels, and from our galleries.
Tell the stories that need to be told
Scroll down to the bottom of this page, and you'll find curators from across our museums presenting a range of objects with unheard stories. Choose one or more and apply your own creative interpretation, either to the object(s) themselves or their histories. Everything else is up to you!
Previously, we've run Sound, Visual Art and Video challenges, but this time the medium is your choice. Want to record an audio play? A mini-podcast, or a poem? A performance piece? A graphic novel? Music? It's entirely up to you.
All we ask is that any video or audio clip be a maximum of 3 minutes long, and an image file be a maximum of 1GB.
Need inspiration? You can find previous Remix artworks on our Discover page.
This opportunity is open until 31 December 2020.
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.
Great! Sign me up!
Visit our further information page to find out how to submit.
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:
The header image for this page is an extract from The Museum of Life, an artwork produced for our 2019 Museum Remix project.
Theo Sayers imagines the story behind an archive photograph in the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences.
Sacred carvings made by the Nenets people of North Siberia
How can we give voice to an enslaved woman who died two thousand years ago?
A portrait that reveals the relationship between exploration and exploitation
For Museum Remix: Unheard, Sade Ojelade and Eleanor Wilkinson answer your questions about their chosen objects live on YouTube
Dive into the miniature world of tiny marine creatures
200-year-old spectacles that help us see changing attitudes to disability
A botanical watercolour reveals the connection between science and empire
For Museum Remix: Unheard, Liz Hide and Helen Ritchie answer questions about their Museum Remix objects live on YouTube
An intriguing pair of necklaces from early human history
A small plate with a big story
Who counts as a scientist?
How should we approach the Queen who became a symbol of the British Empire itself?
Why are we reluctant to engage with the idea of a woman taking part in a battle?
How do we untangle complex colonial histories to reach the unnamed sitter of these portraits?