Memento problems and opportunities

I believe many people keep mementos, probably to remind them of the experiences they have had. However, most of those people eventually have to face the question ‘do I really want to keep this thing that is taking up space and which in any case isn’t such a potent keepsake as it once was?’. On a small scale – one or two items – it’s not a big deal. However, the more mementos you keep and the older they  get, the question takes on more significance. Accompanying the storage problem is the question of accessibility. Presumably, the reason people keep mementos is to be reminded of the experiences they represent. However, just keeping something in a cupboard and coming across it every few years may not be the best way of achieving that.  This is a journey to discover how digitisation can help to make mementos more accessible and easier to store.

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