Jo’s Diary: Embroidered Cloth a Menmuny Treasure

During a recent training workshop at Menmuny Museum, QM curator Trish Barnard and I found one of their treasured items – an embroidered cloth. The embroidered cloth depicts stories from Yarrabah families and residents. Each piece has been hand stitched and combined to create a kind of ‘memory cloth’ or quilt (though it has no backing). It is a powerful and evocative object, one with the capacity to explore stories about place, mission life, belonging and families. As part of the project we are working on with Menmuny Museum, we hope to work with staff to find out more about the item, and to ensure it is preserved for future generations.

Trish Barnard (Queensland Museum) and Bradley Higgins (Menmuny Museum) examine the embroidered cloth.

Posted on 22 June 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Vicki Warden

    WOW! Looks gorgeous. Nice looking museum too!

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