Memory

Description:

A temporary exhibition at the Exploratorium designed to explore the subject of memory from biological, cognitive, autobiographical, and cultural perspectives. Memory won Second Prize in the 1999 American Association of Museums Award for Excellence in Exhibition. 

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<p>A series of &quot;memory cards&quot; and small memory books with photographs by Amy Snyder were available throughout the exhibition, providing personal perspectives and stories. (photo &copy; Exploratorium)</p>

The exhibition was divided into eight sections: Personal Memory, Shared Memory, The Senses, Remembering What's Meaningful, Forgetting, Remembering without Thinking, Faces, and the Brain. (photo © Exploratorium)

<p>A series of &quot;memory cards&quot; and small memory books with photographs by Amy Snyder were available throughout the exhibition, providing personal perspectives and stories. (photo &copy; Exploratorium)</p> thumbnail
<p>A series of &quot;memory cards&quot; and small memory books with photographs by Amy Snyder were available throughout the exhibition, providing personal perspectives and stories. (photo &copy; Exploratorium)</p>

Interactive exhibits were interspersed with objects of personal meaning, artworks, and multimedia installations. (photo © Exploratorium)

<p>A series of &quot;memory cards&quot; and small memory books with photographs by Amy Snyder were available throughout the exhibition, providing personal perspectives and stories. (photo &copy; Exploratorium)</p> thumbnail
<p>A series of &quot;memory cards&quot; and small memory books with photographs by Amy Snyder were available throughout the exhibition, providing personal perspectives and stories. (photo &copy; Exploratorium)</p>

Visitors contributed to a "Memorable Century" timeline in the Shared Memory section of the exhibition. (photo © Exploratorium)

<p>A series of &quot;memory cards&quot; and small memory books with photographs by Amy Snyder were available throughout the exhibition, providing personal perspectives and stories. (photo &copy; Exploratorium)</p> thumbnail
<p>A series of &quot;memory cards&quot; and small memory books with photographs by Amy Snyder were available throughout the exhibition, providing personal perspectives and stories. (photo &copy; Exploratorium)</p>

A series of "memory cards" and small memory books with photographs by Amy Snyder were available throughout the exhibition, providing personal perspectives and stories. (photo © Exploratorium)

<p>A series of &quot;memory cards&quot; and small memory books with photographs by Amy Snyder were available throughout the exhibition, providing personal perspectives and stories. (photo &copy; Exploratorium)</p> thumbnail
Date:
1998
Role:
Director, Center for Public Exhibition; Exhibition Co-Designer
Funder:
  • National Science Foundation #9453029
Footprint:
6,000 square feet
Venue:
  • Exploratorium
Collaborators:
Michael Pearce, Susan Swartzenberg, Sally Duensing