The Museum of Intimate Memories

 

The Museum of Intimate Memories offers audiences the opportunity to liberate their keepsakes.

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In September 2014 the tiny pop up museum opened it’s doors in Alice Springs, with patrons invited to exchange their mementos for a private tour. Initially assembled from the detritus of my own life, the collection quickly expanded to hold a plethora of ephemera from friends, strangers and the occasional nemesis.

The Museum continues as a digital archive and on Facebook

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The museum was crowd funded as a feature project of the experimental arts festival Free BBQ Cash Give Away. As part of the rewards I created a series of video confessionals for project supporters, including a found poem created out of archived family letters.

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The catalogue is the memory of the museum. Selected artifacts have been rendered in drawing – slightly removed from their original selves. The writing too is reflective of the essence of the private exchanges – much of the detail removed so only the meaning and connection remains.

 

Creator and Producer – Kelly Lee Hickey

Catalogue Illustrations – Lyn Heazlewood

Graphic Design – Elliat Rich

Catalogues available for order email kellyleehickey@gmail.com

 

 

 

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