The objects on display include the aesthetically beautiful, the curious, the unusual and the inexplicable.
While I was at the museum I also wondered why we [that is museums] collect things and looking around these were the ideas I came up with:
- To capture something that we fear could be lost, especially items that represent our personal history
- As a reminder to connect us back to a person or place
- To understand the breadth of what is in the world to “pin it down”