OBJECTS OF DESIRE: CHRISTINE FERNYHOUGH
For the last 30 years Christine Fernyhough has amassed a collection of 4000 mid-century NZ objects. Her curatorial policy is loose – toys, tableware, furniture, and ephemera have all made the cut, as have royal family merchandise and Crown Lynn ware. Mid-Century Living: The Butterfly House Collection is her book showcasing the collection, housed in her Northland bach. Philanthropist Fernyhough co-founded Books in Homes with Alan Duff, wrote the best-selling memoir The Road to Castle Hill about the high-country station she ran and set up the online catalogue of domestic objects The NZ Museum of the Everyday. She joins Paula Morris for a discussion of possessions and their significance.