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Fragile Survivors

MA students
12 December 2022 - 6 March 2023

What comes to mind when you think about survivors? Strength, durability, tenacity? A stained-glass window? This exhibition curated by MA students will make you reconsider what makes a survivor.

Fragile Survivors is an online exhibition featuring a variety of objects or ‘survivors’, from a window glass to a paper cup.

Using objects from York Museum Trust’s online collection, the exhibition centres around objects that could be described as fragile and explores why and how these objects have survived. Some of the objects are over 700 years old so a lot of effort and care has gone into ensuring their survival.

Join us in revealing the powerful stories behind these objects and discover what their survival can teach us.

Find us on Instagram @fragile_survivors_

Visit the exhibition

Fragile Survivors is part of a wider series of exhibitions and projects undertaken by MA students from the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies as part of an Interpretations course module.

The exhibition link will be available here shortly.


Window Glass, 1335. Copyright York Museums Trust.