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Museum Makers, The [NF]

Morris, Rachel

  10 Reviews

In an appealing mashup of history and memoir, museum expert Rachel Morris begins a journey to uncover her family's bohemian past while also telling the story of museums.

From collections and curators, archives and artefacts, to the author's own 'Museum of Me', this fascinating immersion into memorabilia and memory making, both personal and societal, is a gently reflective dive into the value of our stories and how we preserve them. [Small font]

Pages
272
Year
2020

Reviews

AUCK 151
10-06-2024
People felt the book was dry and boring! Plus, the discussion about Museum contents being stolen was insufficient.
TAKA 004
23-05-2024
A beautifully crafted book with amazing prose and flowing structure - between her autobiography and the study of museums. Some of us connected to it better than others, however we would recommend it to other groups.
DUNED 004
07-05-2024
A great read which provoked reflection on our own possessions and their future.
DUNED 113
06-05-2024
A good premise for the book, however at times the writing seemed a little disjointed. We enjoyed it, but struggled to remember who everyone was!
NELS 015
05-10-2023
The group enjoyed the discussion and family dynamics that the book raised. Some members were familiar with the museums and museum practices, and enjoyed participating in this part of the book review.
NELS 040
22-05-2023
A mixed reception from our group.
AUCK 224
24-04-2023
This was a real love-it ( raved about it) and hate-it (stopped reading after 30 pages!) book. Especially interesting bits related to N.Z. people and places.
THAM 005
12-01-2023
Two good concepts here - one a family history, the other a look at Museum Theory. While putting them together sounds like a winning idea, both concepts suffered from being lumped together.
CHCH 518
09-01-2023
Enjoyed by all our members. A good insight into museums in the way they are set up and their importance in our lives. Interesting family history with regard to the author.
TAUR 035
01-12-2022
Quite a varied reaction to this book. Some loved it and found it a very interesting read. Others were thoroughly bored with it.