Who is going to tell the story?


An old toy car which used to be reported in the front page of newspaper because of destroying the health of a small boy is displayed to the public, not for the shocking history, but ironically for the ‘Object Retrieval’ exhibition in UCL. In my personal view, this toy car should be displayed by no means not only to the people in UK but also to the people around the world so that this piece of proof can warn the world : no more tragedy.
To be frank, this car reminds me China's tainted milk scandal in 2008 - up to 53,000 children had been sickened because of the melamine, a chemical used in plastics that is added into the infant formula to possibly give the milk the appearance of being higher in protein. The majority children are recovered and some of them are unfortunately dead. What if people can be dismayed and anxious first and then make effort to avoid the mistake? How can we make that happen?
In a troubled world, museums are responsible to spread the stories in this contemporary age with a vivid vision. I don’t know how many times this toy car has been shown before but I suggest it should keep telling the story to people with its red paint.