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Tuesday 21st September, 2pm 

Talk: How to make a museum out of your own life

Rachel Morris was brought up not far from Saffron Walden. Her book, ‘The Museum Makers’, began when she opened up the boxes of old family mementos under her bed and saw inside them the entire history of her bohemian family. 

Despite all the years she had been running a museum-making company (called Metaphor) this was the first time that she realised that, just as museums are about making meaningful sense out of the confusion of the world, so – in what we do with our pasts and how we try to make sense of them – we are all museum-makers. 

Her book is part history of museums, part memoir of a wayward and bohemian family, part manual of how to make a museum out of your own life. 

Threaded through it are the themes that fascinate her most, of time and memory and museums and the stories families tell themselves and others. 

And it includes a section on Saffron Walden Museum, which was the first museum she ever visited.

Contact the Museum on (01799) 510333 or email museum@uttlesford.gov.uk to book a place at her talk to be held in the Museum on 21st September at 2pm. 

For more information about Rachel Morris and her book check out her social media and her publishers 

@MoMarcoPolo  @rachelmorris writer http://www.momarcopolo.com