The artist Jane Wildgoose’s collection of objects, photographs, documents and books, known as ‘The Wildgoose Memorial Library’, was launched in 2003 as part of research for a BBC Radio 4 programme about a wisp of Lord Nelson’s hair bought on eBay.
Jane talks about her role as Keeper of the collection and its evolution from a research resource for her work as a costume designer, at the beginning of her career, to a forum for reflection on memory, mortality and the history of collecting today.
Jane Wildgoose works with museums and collections exploring the values, narratives and memories that become attached to remains of all kinds. She has exhibited at Yale Center for British Art in the USA, Sir John Soane’s Museum in London and the Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor; also in the Maddick Mausoleum at West Norwood Cemetery and the Crypts of St Pancras in Bloomsbury and St John on Bethnal Green.
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Reserve tickets at this website2019-01-22 19:30 2019-01-22 19:30 Europe/London The Wildgoose Memorial Library: Behind Death’s Door in Crouch End Jane talks about her role as Keeper of the collection and its evolution from a research resource for her work as a costume designer. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/01/22/the-wildgoose-memorial-library-behind-deaths-door-in-crouch-end-189963 Highgate Cemetery,Swains Lane,London,