Lakeside Arts


Imagined Objects of Desire
Lakeside is delighted to be working in partnership with the University of Nottingham Museum on a first crafts residency involving the maker Lina Peterson as part of the Museumaker programme 2010-11. 

The Museum, based on University Park Campus behind the Portland Building, holds archaeological artefacts excavated in the East Midlands and from the Mediterranean reflecting the everyday lives of people, including jewellery.  Lina’s residency began at the end of May and, in addition to delivering an exciting commission for the Museum which merges ancient objects with contemporary materials and ideas, it involves 10 weeks of workshops with members of the community also resulting in an exhibition of the group’s work.  Between 1 October and 17 December, the Museum is displaying Lina’s work in an exhibition in which the importance and meaning of personal adornment are eloquently reflected.



Imagined Objects of Desire from Arts Council England on Vimeo.


museumaker is a prestigious national project involving sixteen museums across four participating regions. It is supported by Arts Council England (ACE), Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) and Renaissance; and is unlocking the creative potential of collections through imaginative interchanges between the heritage and contemporary craft sectors. As well as offering new experiences for existing museum visitors, museumaker will establish innovative ways of developing audiences, including young people. Each museum has commissioned one or more outstanding makers to create intriguing new work in response to the venue and its collections. A maker-led participatory project, engaging a wide range of visitors, will be integral to each programme.

Workshop Photographs



For more information about Lina’s work visit, and for more information about Museumaker, please visit