You are encouraged to understand these culturally complex objects without resorting to the use of biased terms. While the exhibition uses the terms kitsch and camp, it does not make value judgments about the souvenirs on display.
This exhibition investigates mementos from a cross-cultural, interdisciplinary perspective. It explores what popular culture tells us about ourselves as consumers, as collectors, and as storytellers. Yet, simultaneously these deceptively simple works enlighten us about the makers of souvenirs, and their motivations.