There's always a link

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Emma Harper

Anyone can look at an object and find a different link to it. When i looked at the model car I immediately thought of objects that I had catalogued at the British Postal Museum. These were die-cast model post cars and vans. Some were from America like this one and made by Lonestar/ Tootsie toys. The person had collected them because he was interested in postal history but to me it was just like toys that my dad had and that me and my brother played with as children. As we go through life we add more and more layers of knowledge and association to objects. At first for me it was just a toy now I work in a museum it is an object as well. As this project is showing everyone responds in different ways and has different links to make which is brilliant!