The Museum Makers : A Journey Backwards - from Old Boxes of Dark Family Secrets to a Gold Era of Museums-9781912836147

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

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Author(s): Morris, Rachel,
Binding: Paperback,
Date of Publication: 27/08/2020,
Pagination: 272 pages,
Series: N/A,
Imprint: September Publishing,
Published By: September Publishing,
Book Classification: Memoirs, Museology & heritage studies
ISBN13\EAN\SKU: 9781912836147

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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.