Friday, July 12, 2013

World's Smallest Museum

So cool! The world's smallest museum is in Manhattan. Their permanent collection is detailed at the museum web site, where it is described this way: "These objects have been collected over the past 10 years from cities around the world. The are artifacts. They are items lost and found in the cracks and corners of cultures around the world." Their current exhibit is described this way:
It features 15 new and unique exhibitions including Personal Ephemera from Al Goldstein, The Rocks and Tools from Tom Sach's Mars expedition, Objects Made For Prisoners or by Prisoners in US Prisons, Fake Vomit from Around the World, Tip Jars collected by Jim Walrod, Surf and Turf Potato Chips, and more.
The NY Times has an article on it. Apartment Therapy noticed it.

I'm tempted to open my own museum. No telling what strange little exhibits I could come up with.

HT: Collectors Weekly, and that is where I got the photo at the top of this post.


  1. I want you to start a museum. I went to the web site you noted, and was truly impressed with all the minutia that has been collected. What a great way to get rid of your "junk." Loved this.

    1. i have several oddities from my childhood that would be appropriate ;). i imagine other people's oddities would be pretty easy to come by. it'd be fun. i wish i'd thought of this when the kids were little. now _that_ would've been a great project! lol