Extraordinary Stories Exhibition, Perth

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Title

Extraordinary Stories Exhibition, Perth

Subject

advertising, advertisement, advertisements, British Museum, chess, Elizabeth I, England, Erin Jackson Vis, exhibition, Extraordinary Stories, Isle of Lewis, Lewis chess set, museum, Norway, Perth, Phoenix Jewel, queen, review, Scotland, sign, WA, Western Australia, Western Australian Museum

Description

These photographs are of advertising for the Extraordinary Stories exhibition at the Perth branch of the Western Australian Museum. The signs feature a photograph of a queen piece from the twelfth century Isle of Lewis chess set found in modern-day Scotland but probably made in Norway. The text on the A-frame sign the playing of chess as part of its advertisement, making the medieval image ‘speak’ to a modern audience. The exhibition included many items on loan from the British Museum, including the sixteenth-century Phoenix Jewel of Elizabeth I of England, which is also included in one of the photographs.

For an extended review of the exhibition see Erin Jackson Vis, 'A commonwealth of stories', Review of The Extraordinary Stories Exhibition, The Western Australia Museum, in History Australia, Vol. 9, No. 2, Aug. 2012, pp. 178-180.

Creator

Photographs: Shane McLeod
Advertisements: Western Australian Museum

Date

January 29, 2012

Rights

Photographs: Shane McLeod
Advertisements: Western Australian Museum

Format

3 x Digital Photographs; JPEGs

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Original Format

3 x Digital Photographs; JPEGs

Files

Citation

“Extraordinary Stories Exhibition, Perth,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed November 21, 2018, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/819.