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The Museum of Loss and Renewal / Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen


The Museum of Loss and Renewal is an art project that offers space and contexts for making and sharing, nurtured by artists Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen. It is not a museum in the traditional sense and rather than accumulating ‘stuff’ it stimulates people to take time in which to generate thoughts, feelings and ideas. The Museum of Loss and Renewal is a growing collection of experiences that are regularly shared through the activities of its curators, partners and residents.

Merging art making, collaborative learning and artistic research The Museum of Loss and Renewal manifests itself in multiple forms such as exhibitions, public studios, screenings, publications, gatherings and residencies.

The curators of this autarchic museum, Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen, develop in collaboration with others art projects that address issues of societal concern such as well-being, end of life and sustainability. Key questions evolve around social relationships, the way places are inhabited and how personal objects reflect who we are.

The Museum of Loss and Renewal is a vehicle that enables the consideration of how to lead a more balanced life.