Exploring collections and identities at the museum

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”

   

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