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A Thousand Words 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

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A Thousand Words 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

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Canine or Clairvoyant? What do you see? 

The adage ‘a picture tells a thousand words’ is the basis of the exhibition A Thousand Words, which draws from the significant historical collections of NSW State Archives and Sydney Living Museums

Exclusively produced for Sydney Living Museums, this 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle features one of our most popular images from the exhibition. This image was selected because it presents quite the challenge for puzzlers, given it is a black and white image with areas of complete black, pale grey and many shades in between. And who doesn't love a clairvoyant canine? 

A Thousand Words adopts a philosophy that everyone can interpret history through the lens of their background, experiences, values and aspirations. Unlike a standard exhibition, the images are presented without traditional curatorial interpretation. Instead, the public have been invited to contribute responses – whether emotive, nostalgic or imaginative – and this ‘crowdsourced’ material is integral to the exhibition. New creative works have also been commissioned from established and emerging writers and artists, each responding to an image from the exhibition.

View and respond to some of the unique images at #OneWordWednesday and #SayitonSaturday, on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

A Thousand Words was shown at Museum of Sydney until 22nd November 2020, and is currently available as an online exhibition

When completed, the puzzle measures 73.6 cm by 58.4 cm

1000 piece puzzle
Finished dimensions 736 mm x 584 mm
Gift boxed
Designed in Australia
Made in China
Sydney Living Museums
ISBN 9781876991470

Image Credit: Alan Spearman Evans Collection, Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection, Photo Sydney Living Museums

A Thousand Words is a collaboration between Sydney Living Museums and State Archives.  

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