All posts tagged Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

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Brain matters

Museums excel at providing stimulating visual, intellectual and emotional experiences. But do we really know what’s going on inside the visitor’s mind? If we did, could we design even more …

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A real shoe-in

Paris. Milan. London. Haverhill, Massachusetts. To quote our friends on Sesame Street, one of these places might not seem like the others. Yet much like those cosmopolitan meccas of high …

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Shoes coming out of the woodwork

Shortly after the opening of the Shoes: Pleasure and Pain exhibition, Salem resident Bill Larson contacted PEM with questions about an ancient child’s shoe and other objects he found in …

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Head over heels

Lillian Montalto Bohlen distinctly remembers the day that she wore her fabulous black leather knee-high boots to junior high school. “All of my classmates were making fun of me. They …

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A passionate collector

When Deputy Director Lynda Roscoe Hartigan was arranging to bring Shoes: Pleasure and Pain to PEM from London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, she knew she would find a way to …

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Shop shoes

As Director of Merchandising at PEM’s museum store, buying product is the part of my job I love doing more than anything else. When I first learned that there would be …

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The life of a registrar

PEM is well-known, and rightly so, for the innovate and dynamic exhibitions it presents in Salem. From Strandbeests to priceless porcelain to contemporary immersive sculpture, PEM is committed to transforming …