New exhibition Love and Loss, at Auckland Museum, highlights messages that explore human emotion, Stuff reports. Hundreds of letters, cards, emails and text messages make up the exhibition, with artefacts memorialising conversations between distant lovers, friends, and families – from the early 1800s to the present day. Nina Finigan, Curator Transcripts at the museum, had pitched the idea in 2019, but it wasn’t after the global pandemic that things began to gain momentum. “The content of the exhibition was already embedded in separation, communication and relationships, and then, suddenly, we’re in lockdown and living in a time when everyone is scrambling to find new ways to communicate with one another.”

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