IHME Project reaches 5.500 people in a week

Piece of comb ceramics (National Museum), seen in shopping centre Kaari. Photo: Veikko Somerpuro.

Do Touch, Jeremy Deller’s IHME Project, touched 5.500 people in a single week at seven different venues in the Helsinki metropolitan area. The public’s responses varied from bafflement to excitement, with many people making their first contact with museum objects and their stories. During the week, the project generated its own fan club – ranging from pensioners to students to school kids – who went red-banner spotting at the various venues so they could see all the objects in the Project. Also exploring the work were collectors of old objects and researchers of the past, who put our stewards’ knowledge of the objects to the test. Read more about responses to the Project and give us your own feedback!