The Museum of Intimate Memories


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


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


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.


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