What would you save if your house were on fire? Using excerpts and additional material from the documentary film "Objects and Memory," filmmaker Jonathan Fein raises questions about fundamental human responses to objects and how otherwise ordinary things become transformed into precious conveyors of experience, emotion, and identity.
What are the things in our homes and museums that mean the most to us? How do we preserve the past and speak to the future? Focusing on meaningful objects invites discussion of issues of value, memory, contemporary history, museum collecting, heirlooms, artistic response, and authenticity. This entertaining and stimulating lecture challenges the audience to question what is taken for granted and what we hold most dear.