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

Art, Fashion & PhotographyAntiques & collectablesArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryArts: general issues & referenceBiographyMemoirsReference & ResearchMuseums & museology Publisher: September Publishing Publication Date: 27/08/2020 ISBN-13: 9781912836147  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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A director of the museum-making company Metaphor, Rachel Morris has been part of the creation, design and delivery of some of the most exciting displays, renovations and museums of the last few decades, from the new Cast Courts at the V&A to the Terracotta Warriors at the British Museum and Grand Egyptian museum in Cairo. Rachel is also the author of two previous novels.

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