From Broadway to the Wicker Man (2nd Floor)

(The 2nd Floor is used for a series of temporary exhibitions)

The exhibition From Broadway to the Wicker Man will herald the reopening of the Museum. It will be a short survey of our concept of ‘wayside archaeology’, and will tie in a variety of artefacts and ideas.

Beginning on a street corner of Broadway in Lower Manhatten, the exhibition considers a series of pieces of wood. From timber to wicker, from street corners to lay-bys, we wonder what makes something collectible?

In response to Dr Lattin’s visit to New York in 2016, we invite loans and donations of ‘pieces of NYC’, the smaller the better!

We also will consider the appeal of lay-bys (or rest areas) as a places of contemplation rather than mere stopping points. And knitting together the world city and the rural wayside, we ask how can a connection between them help us better appreciate the everyday, wherever we are?