Time Capsule Workshop
Time Capsule Workshop
Location: The Luminary Center for the Arts, 4900 Reber Place, 63139
Dates: Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm
Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 2:00 pm
Free and open to the public. Space is limited to 20 people.
Registration required: Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Join former Luminary Resident Artist Alex Elmestad and Managing Director of Operations of the Missouri History Museum Karen M. Goering for a two part time capsule workshop.
The first session will explore the historical and conceptual significance of a time capsule and provide insights into this highly popular cultural phenomenon. Preservation techniques will be discussed and various archival supplies and equipment will be examined. For the second session participants will be asked to bring in 1-3 small items of personal or cultural value to the workshop. One item from each participant will be selected, preserved accordingly, and placed into the time capsule. Together participants will dig a hole on the grounds of The Luminary Center for the Arts and bury the collective time capsule. The event and time capsule will be registered with the International Time Capsule Society and scheduled to be reopened in 30 years.
Background on the Time Capsule Workshop
In late 2011, The Luminary announced plans to establish a permanent location in the Cherokee Street neighborhood, leaving behind the historic former Convent the organization opened in 2007. The campaign’s slogan-New ideas use old buildings- underscores The Luminary’s commitment to the next wave of the arts in the area, as well as an understanding of the complicated history of space and public property in the city of St. Louis. The time capsule project explores the cultural legacy of organizations on place, history and community by inviting area residents to offer their own cultural objects to place in the capsule for future engagement. These objects will offer a proxy for the activity of the organization and leave a glimpse of this cultural moment in the city.
Missouri History Museum
The Missouri History Museum seeks to deepen the understanding of past choices, present circumstances, and future possibilities; strengthen the bonds of the community; and facilitate solutions to common problems. The Missouri History Museum operates two public facilities: the Missouri History Museum at Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park, and the Library and Research Center at 225 South Skinker, across from Forest Park.