On this page you’ll find more information about how to submit an artwork to the Museum Remix: Unheard project.

Get creative

This challenge is entirely open. Using our chosen objects as a starting point, we invite you to remix them. Choose one or more of the objects presented below and apply your own creative interpretation to the objects themselves or their histories. 

It’s up to you how you do this. It could be audio, video, or a 2D or 3D artwork, or a piece of writing. It could be in a physical or digital format - although, if it’s physical, please only submit a photo of the work, not the work itself, as we’re unable to store it.

All we ask is that any video or audio clip be a maximum of 3 minutes long, and any image file be a maximum of 1 GB.

Get inspiration

Previous submissions to the project have included...

...and you can find them on our Discover page.

Who can take part?

You need to be 16 or older to take part in this version of the project. 

If you are aged 13 or older, and would like to get involved, please contact Marie Kennedy, our Learning Associate: Young People.

How to submit

This opportunity is open until 31 December 2020.

Please upload your submission using our online portal.

(You need a free Google account to use this portal. If you don't have one, please contact us.)

Submissions need to be accompanied by a Participant Agreement FormBefore you start on your submission please download and read this form. When you submit your work, please submit an electronically signed version into the portal. We regret that we will not be able to accept any submissions unaccompanied by this form. 

How we'll share your submission

We’ll share your submission on our social media. Once the challenge closes, we'll work with a guest curator (to be announced) to curate an online exhibition to be hosted on our Discover page. Once we return to the museums, these works will be accessible from the galleries via digital enhanced labels.

Code of conduct 

Museum Remix: Unheard is based on the values of collaboration, innovation, inclusion and experimentation. We strive to provide a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

We encourage freedom of speech and open activity. It should be noted that discrimination or any form of exclusion will not be tolerated. Museum Remix: Unheard reserves the right to refuse content which violates these principles. Museum Remix: Unheard is not liable for anyone’s specific views and opinions.

Send us your feedback

We’ve never run a project like this before, so we would like to learn as much as we can about it as we go. Your feedback will help us shape the project as it develops. Any time you can spare to let us know how you’re finding it is very much appreciated.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about the project or submission process please email us or get in touch via Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

And finally…

If you’re interested in more remote opportunities like Museum Remix, or other ways to get involved with the museums, head over to our Volunteer Makers page. 

Happy Remixing!

 

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