A Curator Without a Museum

Oct 19, 2016

Doris Montag is a museum curator without a museum. She creates exhibits that are shown at public libraries and museums all over Eastern Iowa. There was the exhibit on egg cartons at the Coralville Public Library this summer and the exhibit on the history of barbers at the Johnson County Historical Society Museum, and one on Black Santas incoming to the African American Museum of Iowa. She finds her inspiration in the stories told by every day objects.

"People enjoy the remembering from their past. Almost all the content that I have, people bring something to that from their own past. That I think has been part of the success is the reminiscingĀ that people have."

In thisĀ Talk of Iowa interview, host Charity Nebbe talks to Montag about why the quotidian deserves to be in a museum.