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Confiscation Cabinets: discover a world of kiddy contraband

Posted at 3:30 pm, November 8, 2013 in Arts & Entertainment
Confiscation Cabinets

Remember the pure joy gleaned from clandestine behaviour in the classroom? Passing notes under the desk, transforming rubbers into ammunition and the magic skill of silently eating crisps in lessons, because all the talk of Pi was making you hungry?

Artist and teacher of 15 years Guy Tarrant is inviting you on a nostalgic trip back to that moment when the teacher’s back was no longer turned and your stuff was taken away from you (unfairly, of course). From November 9 till June 1 2014, you can browse his ‘Confiscation Cabinets’ at the V&A Museum of Childhood, which are brimming with confiscated objects like pens made into pea shooters, toys, improvised missiles, make-up and plenty of other rule-breaking and distracting artefacts taken from 150 primary and secondary schools across London. Just be warned, if you’re looking for lost loot, you may be waiting quite a while to get any of this stuff back. Ally Swadling

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