Museum Makers, The

Morris, Rachel

  3 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]

Comments from BDS Reviewers

"It was a delight to read about something so many of us do and for the same reasons as the author. I too had to sort out the family 'stuff'."

"This is a book that would encourage much discussion and would have wide appeal particularly among the older readers."

"I think readers who love museums would be those most likely to enjoy this book."

"There is some sexual content which is judiciously handled and would lead to interesting discussion in some groups I think."

"The gently reflective nature of the narrative is appealing, as is the author's kind depiction of a fascinating line of people."

"A very thought-provoking read from all points of view."



THAM 005
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
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
Quite a varied reaction to this book. Some loved it and found it a very interesting read. Others were thoroughly bored with it.