Curator Christine Nelson honors the lovers who opened their hearts in the diaries now on view at the Morgan.
The Diary Exhibition
As our lives become filled with an endless stream of content and commentary, what is the value of the glaringly blank page?
Even in today’s electronic age, kids delight in making something beautiful and useful with their own hands.
Traditional diarists make choices about what bits of life to memorialize. But what if we could save life in its entirety? In today’s post, tech luminary and innovator Gordon Bell describes his efforts to do just that.
When so many men have kept personal records over so many years, why do so many of us persist in thinking of the diary as a women’s form? In today’s guest post, Rebecca Steinitz, author of a forthcoming book on the diary in the nineteenth century, challenges that popular assumption.
Before the electronic mobile device, before the blank book, after the wax tablet, how did people take notes? A look at a rare example of a Renaissance erasable pad and its contemporary counterparts.
Was the gold-digging protagonist of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes a proto-blogger? Curator Christine Nelson revisits this jazz-age novel written in the form of a diary.
How can we use the diary to practice freedom? Maureen McNeil of the Anne Frank Center USA bears witness to the power of diary-keeping in prisoners’ lives.
Author-illustrator Jeff Kinney answers our questions about his hugely popular series Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
When we're faced with the unfathomable, can keeping a journal or documenting memories help us along?