From 6 June - 31 July 2013
First time out is a one-off collaboration between 10 museums,
galleries and arts venues, each one showcasing a treasure from their collection
that until now have been kept behind the scenes for research.
Throughout June, in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre Foyer, you can see the 'Fool's Bauble', a prop from
our collection from the 2007 production of King Lear. This prop will then be swapped and go to the Horniman
Museum in July as they bring us the 'Dzunuk'wa mask' from the Kwakwaka'wakw
people on the Pacific Northwest Coast.
Objects tell us different stories depending on your
perspective, about past environments, cultures, innovations and events. First
Time Out is a chance to share and explore different takes on the same object.