What makes an object an artifact? Why do we save some things and not others? What can we learn from the things we save? It has long been the role of curators and scholars to answer these questions. We wanted to hear from others. Fashion designers, artists, bookmakers, novelists, bicycle repair people, and many more have looked closely at artifacts in our collection and created work in their chosen discipline that helps to illuminate our artifacts.
Look At It This Way is a project of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum and UIC's Museum and Exhibition Studies program. Much of the curation and coordination for Look At It This Way was done by students in the class "Collecting From the Margins" in the fall semester of 2013.
A project of MUSE UIC and the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum