"...the right of an object to expire at its own natural rate, and to remain interesting as it does so."

 
Jane Wildgoose


 


 
“Clearly an outpost with extreme style - refurbishing traditions in a bold, old manner.”
- Samuel Alberti
WILDGOOSED LETHERIUM
 

The WML Annexe (which takes its inspiration from the roof top extension of San Cataldo in Palermo, Sicily) will be situated upon the uppermost floor of the main Letherium building.

Based upon George Hepplewhite’s 1794 design for a cabinet, the Annexe will be entirely constructed from reclaimed, storm damaged, or otherwise neglected, wood. Where possible, reclaimed windows, frames doors, furniture, locks, switches, etc. will be used.

Significant to the interior design of the WML Cabinet will be the cases provided to house WLM/ML objects: these will be sourced and supplied under the same terms as those of the Letherium accessions (i.e. by receiving deaccessioned cases from museums and other institutions).

The WML Cabinet will house a permanent exhibition of WML objects, supplemented by selected items from the "de-accessions collection" of the Letherium, with temporary installations from time to time.

Invitations will be offered to museums for temporary loan of items — especially those long held in storage with no hope of being displayed in the foreseeable future due to damage, dirt or general curatorial disinterest.

Within the WML Annexe, undue conservation is to be avoided. Emphasis will be placed upon the right of an object to expire at its own natural rate, and — arguably — to remain interesting as it does so.
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