Museum expert Rachel Morris had been ignoring the three boxes of family belongings beneath her bed for decades. When she opened them she began a journey into her family's dramatic story through the literary and bohemian circles of the nineteenth and twentieth century. It was a revelatory experience - one that was to take her back to her isolated upbringing, searching for her father in archives of the Tate, back to the museums that had once enriched her lonely childhood. By teasing out the stories of those early museum makers, and the unsung daughters and wives behind them, Morris digs deep into the human instinct for collection and curation.
About the Author
A director of the museummaking company Metaphor, Rachel has been part of the creation, design and delivery of some of the most exciting displays, renovations and museums of the last few decades, from the New Cast Courts at the V&A and the Ashmolean, Oxford to the Terracotta Warriors at the British Museum and Grand Egyptian museum in Cairo. Rachel is also the author of two previous novels.