27 Aug 2017

One Hundred Small Objects

From Standing Room Only, 12:16 pm on 27 August 2017

Telling the social history of New Zealand in 100 tiny objects was the challenge set for the woman who oversees New Zealand's biggest collection of Ephemera. Barbara Lyon from the Alexander Turnbull Library sorted through thousands of everyday objects like tram tickets, drivers' licences and protest badges to create a new exhibition called Humble; the life of 100 small objects. Barbara talks to Lynn Freeman about the challenge she was set for the exhibition, which opens in the National Library in Wellington this week.