A Treasury of Dissolution

Inspired by a call for a miniature art works in the spring of 2020, which determined the maximum size of 5x7cm, artist Anna van der Putte started making small assemblages and then couldn’t stop. They were made from scraps, offcuts, fragments and discarded objects and materials. Each piece was painstakingly considered, assembled and crafted, and given a customised protective box. In 2020 the Treasurer accepted a total of 192 entries into the collection, numbered nonconsecutively. Incorporation into the Treasury is an acknowledgement of the value contained in the pieces and ensures their safe­keeping. A full-colour catalogue of the 2020 collection is available.

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perfume bottle, glass; one of my most treasured possessions since circa 1974
dried flowers
game piece, card
paper and cardboard

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fragment of a PTT mail bag, linen
clasp and drawing pin, metal
label, paper, cardboard and string

> the reverse is ATOD no.618

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paper and cardboard

> the reverse is ATOD no.223

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fragment of J.A.C. embroidery thread card
doll’s arm, plastic
string, paper, cardboard

> the reverse is ATOD no.34

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thingy and screw, metal
dried weed
block, wood
envelope fragment, paper; postmarked 8 July, 1959
photograph card fragment, circa 1880

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electrical part, metal, paper, fabric
nails, metal
block, wood

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game piece, wood
dried weed flower

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lion, part of key ring, plastic
block, wood
string

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game piece, wood
dried weed flower

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offcuts from books, paper
cardboard

> NB: the reverse is ATOD no. 337