Artist: Susan Eyre Susan is a London based artist and works in various forms of print media, both in 2d and 3d. Susan holds a BA in Textiles from Goldsmiths College, University of London and in 2015 she graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Printmaking. Her work has featured in numerous exhibitions across the country. Recent examples include ‘Blind Plural’ at Hundred Years Gallery and ‘Giving’ at Trident and Triangle, both in London. Susan’s practice engages with the questions of the visible and the invisible and explores the intersecting languages of particle physics and mythologies. www.susaneyre.com Original object:Fall-fronted Cabinet, Wood, veneered with rosewood, inlaid with exotic woods, ivory, brass and micromosaic motifs, C16th, Probably made in Gujarat, India, V&A Museum, 317-1866, Image ©Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Researcher: Bruno Martinho Bruno is a PhD researcher at the European University Institute in Florence.Before starting his PhD Bruno was Curator at Palácio Nacional de Sintra in Portugal. His doctoral work explores the consumption of non-European objects on the Iberian Peninsula during the second half of the sixteenth century. Fall-front cabinets, made in India and consumed in the Iberian Peninsula, were used to keep the most precious possessions of their owners, from jewels to important documents, and, because of that, they became the most important piece of furniture for social manifestation.