Restrained Order © Rosie Melville This is a site specific piece I made whilst at college, in collaboration with Maidstone Museum. In response to the museum’s collections, we created pieces to form a cabinet of curiosities. My piece is called Restrained Order. After viewing the museum’s collections I was intrigued by the experiences and treatment of mental health patients, in particular The Register of Mechanical Restraint and Seclusion from the Kent County Asylum. The concept of curiosity and the mental health connotations of collecting and arranging objects led me to create my own cabinet of curiosity. The display case is a reference to challenge why people with mental health issues continue to be stereotyped and ‘put into a box’. It is left to the audience how the items in the collection are perceived.