The Museum of the Mind

 Author: John Mack  Category:  Publisher: The British Museum Press  : 2003  ISBN: 0-714-2637-3  Language: English Tags:Brain | cultures | Memory | Museum | Photography |
 Description:
This book looks at the role of the museum as a `theatre of memory’ and examines `how and why we commemorate, indeed how and why we remember’. Based purely on the collections of the BM, John Mack discusses and describes the mnemonic knotted handkerchiefs of the past – the portraits, medals, coins, memorials, religious relics, sourvenirs, inscriptions and memorabilia. This is a well-written and well-illustrated study of the different ways in which our ancestors have sought to mark and remember the past, through to the present-day penchant for capturing moments in time through photography.