Helena Wright
Curator of Graphic Arts, Division of Information Technology & Society

"Objects are witness to the fact that something did exist in the past"
The primary occupation of a curator is divided into collecting, preserving and interpreting whatever the object of specialty is. And some of us seem to be born to that activity, starting as collectors very early in life, and other people are just simply drawn to objects.

Objects, I think, are witness to the fact that something did exist in the past. They're a real physical reminder that the past is not just an abstraction, it is a reality and things were made at a different time by different people who’ve preceded us. And it’s a way to sort of connect with the past in a very physical, tactile way.