Shoulder bag made from food sacks in Angola
1995 Audio tour
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As a Museum Curator, I am very drawn to objects which are made by people in conflict or crisis. These objects show the incredible strength and resilience of their makers. Different people from a wide variety of backgrounds involved in conflicts and crises around the world find ways to respond and survive through creativity. Objects crafted in conflict and crisis, whether decorative or functional, show that creativity is embedded in human nature. The Red Cross continues to provide food parcels and other supplies to people in need, just as it did in earlier conflicts, and individuals rely on them not only for their contents but also for their packaging, recycled to create objects for functional purposes
Audio recording by Mehzebin Adam (Curator, British Red Cross Museum & Archives).
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