Performers and Programs

Program Information

Program name: Objects and Memory
Program category: History
Media- Film
Program length: 60-90 minutes
Audience level: Adult
Audience size: variable
Program description: What are the things in our homes and museums that mean the most to us? How do we preserve the past and speak to the future? What would you save if your house were on fire? Why do we join together in community in times of turmoil? Using excerpts from the PBS documentary film Objects and Memory, filmmaker Jonathan Fein raises questions about fundamental human responses and how we navigate through a fragile and chaotic world by using otherwise ordinary things that have become irreplaceable conveyors of identity, experience, and aspiration. Focusing on stories of meaningful objects invites discussion of issues of value, memory, contemporary history, museum collecting, heirlooms, artistic response, and authenticity. This entertaining and stimulating presentation excites the sense of wonder and challenges the audience to question what is taken for granted and what we hold most dear.
Space/special requirements:
Travel restrictions:
Program fee: $351- $500
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? No
If no, cost per mile: $0.55
Notes about the fee: Several variations of these programs are available, from a screening of OBJECTS AND MEMORY, followed by a discussion, to presentations of different lengths using material not in the film, to workshops. Contact the presenter for details.
Other notes: These programs can be tailored for different educational levels and venues, from elementary through professional development, as well as for the general public.
Regions this program
can be performed in:
South Central
Capital District
North Country
Long Island
Program last updated: 06/07/2016
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Performer name: Jonathan Fein
Phone: 914-737-5005
Mailing address: 26 Montrose Station Road
Cortlandt Mnr, NY 10567
E-mail address:
Previous appearances at: Derfner Museum, Riverdale, St. John's University, Albert Wisner Public Library, Bevier House Museum, Phillipse Manor Hall
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Performer information last updated: 06/15/2016


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