Food and Drink
Food and drink is about more than survival.
We share with friends and family.
We express our personality and cultural identity.
We invent new ways to make food faster or more convenient.
What do these objects say about us?
Exhibition curated by students from Reading University, with thanks to Dr Rhiannon Smith and the Museum of English Rural Life. http://www.reading.ac.uk/
We gave MA students on the Museums Studies Course at Reading University the following brief:
To design and install an exhibition at the Langley Academy using objects from MERL on the theme of Food. The exhibition should be aimed at academy students from 11 to 18 years old and should support interdisciplinary and cross-curricular teaching techniques. The exhibition should explore different ways of interpreting objects and should give scope for student feedback.
A taste of history
“Pioneer, explorer and discoverer” John Polson experimented with maize to invent cornflour in 1854. Find out more here: http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/John_Polson
Here is a photograph of the rather grand cornflour factory in Paisley, taken in 1928.