The Museum of Momentos

The Museum of Momentos’ is a miniature museum and a literary folly.

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.

Each object in the museum is indexed through poems in a rolodex labelled, ‘Stories Inspired by the Museum’.

Traditional signage was created by Amy Goodwin.

This work was first shown at the Cultshare 2015 summer show.

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