An exploration of objects that have a value through association or memory – ornaments, knick-knacks or personal items, often inherited or kept for sentimental reasons. Why do we keep these things and what memories do they evoke? What’s their story – who did they belong to? How did they become a small part of our lives, oft unnoticed, but having the power, when seen, to trigger thoughts and memories of someone, or a place, or time dear to us?

What happens to these objects when we’re gone – are the memories passed on to the next generation or do they die with us and the objects simply get discarded? From Latin: ‘bring to mind’.
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