Saffron Walden Museum: "Object in Focus" partnership project with the Horniman Museum

Objects in Focus is a loans programme run by the Horniman Museum and Gardens in London, funded by Arts Council England.

The aim of the programme is to improve access to their collections and strengthen partnerships with other museums and cultural organisations by offering a range of objects for loan free of charge.

From July until November, Saffron Walden Museum is loaning some tattoo design examples from the Horniman Museum, which illustrate tradition tattoo methods and designs. These tattoo models are from Sarawak, Borneo and date to the 19th century.

The display also includes a tattoo implement from Fiji, made from a bone plate with a bamboo handle, which has been decorated with plaited coconut fibre. It was collected in Viti Levu in 1876.

Further information about the Objects in Focus programme is available at: https://saffronwaldenmuseum.swmuseumsoc.org.uk/object-in-focus-partnership-project-with-the-horniman-museum/

2 August 2022