Jay Walker explains the Library of the Human Imagination, which provides the objects you see in the backdrop to the TED main stage:
It’s very much a history museum. …. It’s the history of human imagination as told through the documents, objects and artifacts that allow you to see it. …. That includes the history of evil and the history of beauty and the history of love. …. You might juxtapose a copy of an incredibly evil document which has been designed to look like a religious document. Or a religious document which in reality was an economic document.
Head over to see a video where, for the first time, he allowed cameras inside.