Salford Museum

January 2012
Salford Museum's chair was created for an exhibition celebrating 250 years of the nearby Bridgewater Canal. The chair was covered with fabric showing a map of the area in 1903. Voices of people recalling their memories and stories of the canal were played on the speakers.

"Jane's Story Chair has been by far the most popular and talked about part of our exhibition. Not only does it provide a visual focal point in the gallery, it is inviting and encourages people to sit, listen and slow down"

Talking Chair designed for Salford Museum, with upholstery fabric showing the Bridgewater Canal
March 2012
The Salford chair is still as popular as ever, my colleague has organised for it to tour around libraries in Salford after the museum exhibition finished in January, and it has been so popular, people have been waiting at the libraries for it to arrive!"

Naomi Lewis, Outreach Officer, 
Salford Museum & Art Gallery