Rachel Morris

The Museum Makers

Wigtown Parish Church
In person event
Fri 1 Oct
12:00 UK

Part memoir, part detective story, part untold history of museums, this is a fascinating and moving family story. After ignoring the boxes under her bed for decades, Rachel Morris opened them to uncover a rich bohemian family history. The experience was revelatory - searching for her absent father in the archives of the Tate; understanding the loss and longings of her grandmother who raised her - and transported her back to the museums that had enriched her lonely childhood. By teasing out the stories of those early museum makers, and the unsung daughters and wives behind them, Morris digs deep into the human instinct for collection and curation.

About the author: Rachel Morris is a novelist as well as founding director of Metaphor, a museum-making company that has worked all over the world. She also blogs on time, memory, museums, novels and creativity.

The Museum Makers is available from the Wigtown Book Festival online bookshop HERE

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