If you have a favourite prized object with an interesting story attached, now is your chance to tell the world about it through a national museum project on-line.
Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery is taking part in the project, Every Object Tells a Story, in partnership with Culture- Online, Ultralab, Channel 4, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Brighton & Hove Museums and Tyne & Wear Museums. You can't miss the mobile mini-video studio which will be travelling round the city to collect material - it's a 1950s vintage London taxi. And if that's not enough of a clue, it's painted bright lilac.
Whether it's grandad's watch, a Star Wars toy, a favourite LP or a stash of hidden love letters, you can just hop into the lilac taxi and have your prized possession and the story attached to it recorded on film, photograph or audio.
There will be free drop-in events and events and digital activities at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and in and around Birmingham throughout August and September. By visiting www.everyobject.net you can explore thousands of objects from Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and its partner museums, upload a photo and write a story about your favourite thing and read stories by celebrities, curators, writers, and designers.
Look out for the taxi at the following locations: Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square: Aug 21 (Discovery Day) 11am-5pm; Aug 22/30/31/Sep 7/8/10 (ArtsFest)/11 (ArtsFest)/15/16, all 10am-5pm; Aug 23 1pm-5pm; Blakesley Hall: Aug 25 10am-5pm/Sep 5 10am-12.30pm; Handsworth Park: Aug 19 (tbc); 20 (Marcus Garvey Day - Ting a Ling Youth Project)/ 28 (Malcolm Marshall Cricket Benefit)/Sep 17/18, all 10am-5pm; Millennium Point: Aug 15 2pm-5pm/Aug 17 10am-5pm/Sep 5 1pm - 5pm/Sep 6 10am-5pm.
There are also dates at MAC, Cannon Hill Park, the One-Stop Shopping Centre, Perry Barr, and the Midland Collection Centre as part of National Heritage Day on September 9, with additional dates to be confirmed at Soho House and The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter.
For more information contact Anita Kaushik, Digital Arts & Events Officer, Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery 0121 464 4011/ 07890 306031, email firstname.lastname@example.org. uk.