Category Archives: Museum of Dust

Sally Kindberg’s Museum of Dust – Mummy wrapping dust

Whilst researching a children’s book about London, I was intrigued to find out about mummies in the British Museum, and contacted one of the assistant keepers in the Egyptology Department, to arrange a meeting. There are plenty of human mummies … Continue reading

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Introduction to Sally Kindberg’s Museum of Dust

My travelling mini-museum of dust will be making a guest appearance in Falmouth, Cornwall from mid July.  Dust is fascinating, and after all, we’re made of dust from ancient stars, once responsible for the elements that make up our human … Continue reading

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Sally Kindberg’s Museum of Dust – dust from the Great Wall of China

  In the early spring of 2012 I was in Beijing, taking part in children’s book festivals and running workshops. One freezing morning I visited the Great Wall at Mutianyu, 70km or so north east of the city. This section … Continue reading

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Sally Kindberg’s Museum of Dust – dust from the Treacle Well steps

It was the Dormouse who mentioned the treacle well. Before he fell asleep again and was put back in the teapot. The absurdist story of the treacle well occurs in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; there actually is a treacle well, … Continue reading

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Sally Kindberg’s poetic dust, part of the Museum of Dust

Listen to how I acquired an early sample for my ongoing Museum of Dust collection from a house which was once the London lodging house of two nineteenth century French poets

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Sally Kindberg’s latest additions to her Museum of Dust

Dust from the Sahara blew into London last week. I managed to add a tiny amount to my Museum of Dust despite a sneezing fit, which added desert particles to the Kindbergian atmosphere.  More about the collection here. Today I … Continue reading

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