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History matters in an age of displacement, war and conflict. Ordinary things and objects have many stories and diverse meanings for different people, past and present. At times, they recall for us a forgotten, hidden, and even destroyed past. A curio is a container to hold precious things. This project curates and studies our objects and memories of them.

We have created this continually evolving site to cultivate and curate these contents, of lives, of life, in an attempt to fashion a space where these items and the stories about them, not only stand as testament to the past, but in some small measure, stand to teach us about who we are and what our future is, as shaped by our concepts of the same.