Memory Palace

    Special Event
    Wednesday May 2, 2012 @ 6:30 PM

    Price: $80.00
    Member Price: $72.00


    Do you want to be able to remember names at parties? Or where you last left your car keys? Or memorize The Wasteland?

    Attend this training by Mr. Memory himself: Ed Cooke, columnist of the London Times, author of Remember, Remember (Penguin, 2008), Grandmaster of Memory and bon vivant. Ed famously trained journalist Joshua Foer to become the U.S. Memory Champion in less than a year, as documented in Foer’s bestselling book Moonwalking with Einstein. Ed Cooke has consistently finished in the top ten in the World Memory Championships, memorizing 1000 numbers in an hour, ten packs of cards in an hour, and a deck of cards in under two minutes. Cooke has remembered the order of a shuffled deck of cards in 43 seconds- more than twice as fast as the record U.S. time.

    Ed will convert the whole museum into a ‘memory palace’, a powerful mental device that the ancient Greeks employed to remember oratory as well as shopping lists. Employing exotic fragrances to help anchor your memorization, and magical illusions to test them, this will be unlike any other museum experience you have ever had.

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    Sold Out? Even if a program is sold out, Chairman's Circle members

    ($1,000 and higher) have the privilege of purchasing house

    seats as they become available. Enquire at the Box Office: 212.620.5000 ext. 344

    If you are interested in being on the stand-by list, you must arrive at the museum two (2) hours before the start of the program to place your name on the stand-by list.  If there are tickets available at the start of the program the Front Desk staff will sell them to those on the stand-by list at the time, in the order the names were received. 


    Presented in association with Urban Zen

    Fragrances by Jillian Friedman and Virginia Bonofiglio of Fragrance Awareness: Fragrance Awareness is dedicated to the education and awareness of the senses - specializing in the sense of smell as a vehicle to access and enhance memory and emotions. Discover how the olfactive sense is directly linked out our emoitions and memory. Explore how integrating scent and experience can create a memory palace in your mind.

    Illusions by Mark Mitton.

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