Friday 10 February 2012

Museum of the University of St Andrews

We've got together this year with MUSA, the Museum of the University of St Andrews  to offer poets the chance to write about some of the special objects on display. MUSA Curator Amy Dale explains:

Surprisingly, this year will be the first time we work in partnership with StAnza to help celebrate the upcoming poetry festival. As part of Scotland’s International Poetry Festival we are inviting people to contribute alternative labels for objects on display in MUSA. We have picked five items from the collection, which we hope will inspire you to write a short poem. Go to our Blog at  to view the items. The best entries will be made into labels and displayed next to the object. We haven’t given much background information about the items as we want your imagination to run wild.

  • submit poems by email to
  • Poems should be a maximum of six lines so they fit in the display cases.
  • Please write in your email which object you were inspired by

We are really pleased to be part of such an exciting festival and look forward to reading your creative entries. If anyone would like further information about any of the objects to inform their writing please contact me on the email address above.

Amy Dale, MUSA Collections Curator

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