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Collecting memories

‘Morris’ writing is immediately welcoming, and the content is warmly familiar for any reader working within the museums and heritage profession (although this is not a prerequisite to enjoying the book) … It is a timely book at a moment when the heritage sector is asking challenging questions’

Ferren Gipson, Arts Quarterly

A wonderful review for The Museum Makers in December’s Arts Quarterly.

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Family treasures on Saturday Live

On Saturday, Rachel Morris was on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live. Listen again here at 1.14:45.

They also themed the show on family treasures, and twitter got involved:

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Now on display at the museum …

Congratulations to Rachel Morris, whose memoir The Museum Makers was published last Thursday. The book had a wonderful first week of publicity.

Rachel penned a piece for The i:

And for the Telegraph:

And another for her childhood haunt, the Saffron Walden Museum.

The first review has come in, from the Spectator:

Rachel was also interviewed on local radio, including:

BBC Radio Wales Lynn Bowles on Sunday 23 August. Listen in at 20.49.

BBC Radio Suffolk on Wednesday 26 August. Listen in at 14.40.

It was wonderful to see her book welcomed by booksellers:

We are also in the midst of a blog tour organised by Diana Riley Marketing in association with Hive. Ten wonderful book bloggers have reviewed The Museum Makers and we will share a selection of reviews at the end of the week.