(Im)memorabilia: Ephemerality, Resonance and the Collector’s Item

Exhibition: (Im)memorabilia: Ephemerality, Resonance and the Collector’s Item (1 December 2014 – 6 February 2015)

(Im)memorabilia (Harry Heuser)

Private Collections, Public Display

Do we collect things simply to indulge our passion for them? If so, why make a display of that passion? Showcasing seems calculated to raise certain objects to the status of ‘collectibles’ so as to advance the collector as connoisseur. And yet, might not the urge to exhibit our personal belongings be rather more elemental?

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