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In this guest post, Kate Eggleston-Wirtz, our Artist in Residence, brings us up to date on her work to create an Insect Hotel. The final outcome, offering accommodation fit for a king (termite) or queen (bee), is now on display in the Museum Shop, where you can come and see the spectacular and magical creation until autumn.

I was very excited to be invited to be an artist in residence at Manchester Museum. The residency had been scheduled to run Fridays and Saturdays from 28 February – 4 April 2020, set within the Beauty and the Beasts: falling in love with insects exhibition. The intent was to create an insect hotel using a vintage grandfather clock case as a foundation.

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Insect Hotel, 6 March 2020

I began by consulting with both the public and Museum staff about what they thought of insects and also what might be…

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