The ReMuseum is a participatory, mobile experiment that investigates museum processes such as collecting, displaying, valuing and commodifying objects. Through a series of collaborative events, members of the ReMuseum re-frame dominant notions of the Museum and create a platform for the amplification of new, distinctive ideas of value.
The ReMuseum collection is comprised of a personalized series of objects chosen by individuals who exist outside the dominant museum structure. In early 2012, ReMuseums mobile curator, Raquel de Anda, engaged in discussions with a variety of DC community members about objects of personal significance, using the questions “What do you think belongs in a Museum?” and “What makes this object valuable?” as points of departure. Once selected, each object was replicated and the stories edited into video and sound installations that depict unique and varied expressions of DC’s cultural landscape. This collection will be displayed at both Museums and outlying DC neighborhoods transforming treasured everyday objects into monuments of value while presenting intimate, touching and amusing depictions of our shared history.