The ‘Mazing Memory Museum was devised and delivered by The City of Play for Glasgow’s Doors Open Day 2015, in response to the need to further engage children and young people with the City’s Heritage.
The idea was to invite and attract children to play and recount their experiences of The Riverside Transport Museum and it’s exhibits. The 3 day event saw the creation of an amazing strawbale maze. At the heart of which, a creative workshop allowed the visitor to select, and record a story to, a ceramic trinket in the ‘TROVE’ Memory Box.
The ‘TROVE’ was designed by friend and artist Chloe Meineck and uses Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) technology connect voice recordings to individual objects placed within it. Children and parents told us of their favourite exhibits in the museum and discovered that their stories played back to them when their objects were placed back into the memory box.
Afterwards visitors decorated and personalised their objects to share their experiences in the ‘Mazing Memory Museum! The results of which were then showcased in an exhibition in Glasgow's City Chambers and Riverside Museum.
Over the 3 day event in September 2015 we had, 226 straw bales, 1000’s of visitors, 196 recorded messages and 3 adult volunteers… equalling 1 big success!