The Museum Makers: A Journey Backwards - from Old Boxes of Dark Family Secrets to a Gold Era of Museums (Hardback)
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The Museum Makers: A Journey Backwards - from Old Boxes of Dark Family Secrets to a Gold Era of Museums (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 27/08/2020
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Museum expert Rachel Morris had been ignoring the boxes under her bed for decades. When she finally opened them, an entire bohemian family history was laid bare. The experience was revelatory - searching for her absent father in the archives of the Tate; understanding the loss and longings of the grandmother who raised her - and transported her back to the museums that had enriched her lonely childhood. By teasing out the stories of those early museum makers, and the unsung daughters and wives behind them, and seeing the same passions and mistakes reflected in her own family, Morris digs deep into the human instinct for collection and curation. Part memoir, part detective story, part untold history of museums - this is a fascinating and moving family story.

Publisher: September Publishing
ISBN: 9781912836147
Number of pages: 272
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm

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“Part family memoir, part history and the thinking behind museums”

This is an unusual book with two streams which intertwine throughout the book; the memories of a family through one person’s discoveries, and the making and maintaining of museums. Rachel Morris’ family is dominated,... More

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“Packed with detail about museums and about the author's family”

The synopsis of The Museum Makers tapped into that part of me that is fascinated with family history, both my own and other people's.

Rachel Morris is a museum maker, responsible for some amazing displays and... More

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“A wonderful book!”

In this brilliant, poetic, tender, and infused with melancholic nostalgia part family memoir and part history book, Rachel Morris delves in the history of her family through memorabilia -- the objects her Gran, her... More

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