The Sydney Museum of Words has announced the location of its first exhibition – premiering on Saturday 16th November for an initial sneak-peak two-week run, in Sydney’s Potts Point.
Curator of the Museum, Charles Firth (“The Chaser”), says the new museum is a “world first”, generously supported by the City of Sydney’s cultural grants program, in conjunction with the Sydney Writers’ Room.
Firth said: “The exhibition will provide locals and tourists a collection of only the best words that Australia – and Sydney – has to offer,”
“We will be showcasing words on loan from some of the great names of our generation, such as Rupert Murdoch, Bob Hawke, Germaine Greer and Julian Assange. As well as lesser people, such as Kyle Sandilands.”
The Museum will feature words mounted and hung around the rooms, in a museum-style format.
“The idea is to encourage people to spend time reflecting on words outside of their every day use. We’re taking words out of their normal context,”
“There is a special sealed-section of words that all Sydney-siders should know. It’s amazing how useful Eora words are when you’re wanting to curse Sydney’s traffic,” said Firth.
The Museum also includes an audio tour, which describes each word’s etymology, and tells the story of its significance to Australia.
For more information go to: http://www.sydneymuseumofwords.org