• Tunnel Books: Illusions and Stories

  • 18 August 12:30 - 17:30
  • Adult Creative Workshops

    Saturday 18 August 10.30 am - 3.30pm.
    Tunnel Books: Illusions and Stories
    Create your very own tunnel book and capture the stories that sparked your childhood imagination in a 3d optical illusion art piece. Transform old books or create your very own corrugated tunnel book sculpture encapsulating layered worlds and stories to peer into and escape with. This workshop aims to explore your experiences and memories of childhood stories and the lasting and unique way in which these experiences can stay with us into adulthood. Tunnel books date from the mid-18th Century and were inspired by theatrical stage sets. They were often created to capture definitive events in history and kept as narratives of cultural happenings. With artist Rachael Forbes. Please bring along your favourite childhood books. Booking is essential, to book please contact the Museum of Childhood reception on 0131 529 4142

    To accompany our ‘Growing up with Books’ temporary exhibition which is on display from Friday1 June 2018 - Monday 3 December 2018.