The power of objects
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Objects cultivate an innate and primal dialogue, an inextricable meaning-based relationship that functions in the manner of a continuous–and often subconscious–nonverbal process. Objects can control the conversation with their tactility. The affective power of objects in museums was at the heart of an interview with Leslie Bedford, a museum scholar and practitioner with an expertise in storytelling, imagination, and wonder in exhibitions. In her work, Kiersten F. Latham continues to look deeply into the role of objects in the inner worlds of people. Elizabeth Wood shared a concern about over-attention to the materiality of objects, and possible confusion that an object’s practical features, provenance, or cultural value are its meaning. The exhibition featured modest handmade objects, everyday objects, and rare artifacts which tell universal, intimate stories of faith, the sacred, and gratitude in the form of votive offerings.