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Thinking Rationally: COMING ONLINE SOON


February 24
August 31
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Museum of English Rural Life
The Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road Reading Berkshire RG1 5EX United Kingdom + Google Map

Thinking Rationally is an exhibition by 3rd Year Museum Studies students at the University of Reading looking back on wartime rationing and sustainable practices in order to inspire visitors to look at their resource usage and how they can change it. What can we do to stop wasting and start making do?

In this exhibition we will be exploring how people made do with limited resources during wartime, and how we can learn from their practices in order to improve our own habits during a time of increasing concern over sustainability and the impact we have on the environment. For example, how can we use the ‘Make Do and Mend’ campaign to inspire us to fight against Fast Fashion? And how can practices during food
rationing help us reduce our own food wastage?

Although the museum is now closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are working on making a digital version of this exhibition for you to enjoy.