The title of this post isn’t something that you would normally see on my adventures in Museum Land, but I had a trip to the V&A Museum of Childhood over in Bethnal Green. In the foyer, they have a mini-exhibition called Confiscation Cabinets comprised of, you guessed it, confiscated contraband from kids from the last three decades.
The display was created by artist and teacher Guy Tarrant, and the objects included are presented as evidence of the everyday actions of students.
So, who wants to see my top 13 items?
(I counted the coins as 1 object, but the Gameboy and game as 2 and the creepy crawlies as 2, too). It was a really interesting display, and really got me thinking….
What kind of teacher would confiscate a Gameboy and a game and not give them back at the end of the day, week or whatever? I had a Gameboy and I wouldn’t have just surrendered it without at least asking for it back… besides, those things were fairly expensive, surely a parent would have had something to say on the matter?
Did anyone else have an alien egg? Did you hear about a friend-of-a-friend who put two together in an egg and they had babies? You know, I’m starting to think that might have been a clever ruse to get us to buy two…
WHY DIDN’T YOU LIKE HIM, SARAH?