Our local research group, MUSTS has made a book about instruments and artefacts from the collection of Centre Céramique, a public library in Maastricht. Many in the group adopted an object. Anna wrote about a stethoscope with colleague Jens Lachmund, Sally wrote about electric plugs and Harro wrote about the Coil of Ruhmkorff.
As our colleague Ties van de Werff wrote on his blog “the instruments had remained in storage for years, but are now displayed at the centre—literally and figuratively, they were “unboxed” by the researchers. The instruments will be on display in groups: every two months, a window case positioned amidst books on science and technology will show a fresh group of instruments until all adopted instruments have had their turn”.
The public exhibition is accompanied by a book in Dutch and English, (published by Verloren, Hilversum, edited by Karin Bijsterveld and with pictures by Eric Bleize), which collects the short essays ton the objects. You can order the book here, or read it here.