March 2010 – Oh, now you can see why – Adrian Johnson

Adrian Johnson

Poet Laureate of Birmingham, Adrian Johnson, for TROVE’s March 2010 show has written a short poem for the windows of The Old Science Museum in the Jewellery Quarter.
This site has local historical significance, as its name suggest it was once the home of The Science and Industry Museum of Birmingham which has since moved to Millennium Point. What’s left of this space is now being used by TROVE, anticipating a new life. With Birmingham’s iconic library’s future looking bleak with plans by the City Council to knock it down before 2015 it is a miracle that the ’steam room’ part of the museum is still with us thanks to it’s listed status.

With that in mind Adrian offers us a short piece, “a nice, oblique nod to the past history of the space.”

‘Oh, now you can see why’ will be on display along the right hand side of The Old Science Museum throughout the Spring.

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