The Nit Comb, 2018

The Nit Comb, 2018

“Why did I have this?  What does it mean to me?  Well, it meant that, even though I may have been in some unsanitary situations, mixing with all sorts of people, it meant that I could do my best to keep myself clean.  And, from a metaphorical sense, it was about not letting all sorts of things stick to me, that I was just going through a process and I have to look after myself, keep myself well and clean as possible.  Because, it doesn’t last forever, bad things don’t last forever, and soon there’ll be another chapter.”

This comb was given to the museum by recounting experiences of homelessness and the value that can be found in some of the most humble objects. He donated it to the collection and shares his experiences with us. Our heartfelt thanks to the donor of this object, who remains anonymous. This film was directed by Dorothy Allen-Pickard, the Creative Directors were Tony McBride and Jess and Matt Turtle. The object story was performed by Kerry Norridge. The object photography was by Steve Bright Creative.


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