Installation: ‘The Museum of Momentos’

Kiernan, Anna (2015) Installation: ‘The Museum of Momentos’. [Exhibition]

Item Type: Exhibition
Event Summary: Cultshare summer show/Falmouth /June 2015
Creators: Kiernan, Anna
Abstract / Summary:

The Museum of Momentos’ is a miniature museum.

It is an archive of the extended self, collected over 30 years, showcasing curios from the1950s and beyond.

Drawing inspiration from ‘Abandoned Suitcases from an Insane Asylum’, gifts from my mother, a family business in architectural salvage, and Momento Mori, it explores the space between heritage and hoax, memory and meaning, nostalgia and loss.

The museum’s frame is a custom-made antique mahogany box for a large microscope. Inside it are faded black and white photographs, a 1950s dolls pram and a cat’s skull.

This itinerant feminist work is indexed through poetry (mostly new, some found) in ‘Stories Inspired by the Museum’.

Traditional signage was created by Amy Goodwin.

Falmouth ID
Goodwin, Amy
Date: 1 June 2015
Subjects: Arts > Illustration
Writing & Journalism > Creative Writing > Storytelling
Courses by Department: The School of Writing & Journalism > English & Writing
Depositing User: Anna Kiernan
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2017 14:54
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 16:08


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