White and black text that reads 'Home: What does it mean?'

An upcoming exhibition series from the Cummings Center at The University of Akron


The Cummings Center at The University of Akron is creating a series of public exhibits about the many meanings of “home” – and we need your help. We are calling on community members to share an object that represents “home” to them. Think: an object, an image, a letter, a recipe – even a story – whatever says “home” to you. These items will be displayed in our Metzger Galleries in an exhibit created by students in our Curating Exhibits and Displays in Museums and Archives course during the summer of 2022.


As a thank you for your participation, you will receive a free family admission pass valid for both the National Museum of Psychology and the Institute for Human Science and Culture galleries.


Step 1: Choose an object that represents what “home” means to you.

Step 2: Tell us about your object by filling in the Object Information Form (a print version is available to download).

Step 3: Drop your object off to the Cummings Center during opening hours (you will receive a signed receipt confirming the items is temporarily in our care)

Step 4: Join us at the exhibit launch on Friday, July 15, 2022!

Step 5: Pick up your object between March 7-31, 2023.



Pick-up: Between March 7, 2023 – March 31, 2023*

*We kindly request that you schedule your pick-up in advance, so that we can have your object ready for when you arrive.


Opens + Public Reception: July 15, 2022

Closes: February 25, 2023


Questions? Call or Email our Curator, Fran Ugalde:

Email: fbu1@uakron.edu

Phone: 330-972-5765

A Care Bear doll
A multicolored necklace
A fuzzy handmade ornament displaying a handprint and the name Michael