The Manchester Hermit
Artist Ansuman Biswas will become the Manchester Hermit, living in the Museum’s Gothic tower for forty days and forty nights
The Manchester Museum at The University of Manchester holds a collection of over 4 million specimens and objects.
Like many museums, only a small proportion of the collection is on public display.
Artist Ansuman Biswas will ask you, the public, to reassess the value of the Museum’s hidden collections, casting light on a different object from the stores for each day of his residency.
Through this Blog, he hopes to engage you in debate about why museums collect and preserve objects, whilst species and cultures become forgotten and extinct.
He will also question the relationship of human beings to the natural world, hinting at the inevitable extinction of the human race itself.
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