Object Stories

The Portland Art Museum has developed a new project, Object Stories, in which members of the public narrate why they like and connect to specific objects that they love, treasure, think about in their own collections…

Object Stories invites people and their objects into the Museum to tell stories about things that matter to them—whether a postcard, military medal, childhood toy, or an iPhone. These objects and stories will be captured and published to an onsite and online digital archive where they will comingle with recorded personal stories about Museum objects. An installation of Museum objects, selected and told by the public, will accompany the digital archive.