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(Atlas Obscura)   You have unlimited funds to build your dream museum. What's in it and where is it located? LGT Swigart car museum   (atlasobscura.com) divider line
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2022-08-12 5:29:12 PM  
Sam beat me to it.

THIS MUSEUM IS (NOT) OBSOLETE
https://www.youtube.com/c/THISMUSEUMISNOTOBSOLETE/videos

Old synths, old clock systems, old computers, a mega-drone, a Furby organ, an electro-magical Strowager exchange, and...
 
2022-08-12 6:43:21 PM  
My museum is in an old Boening costruction hanger and has one of every model of bike ever. Also all the bikes fit me.
 
2022-08-12 6:57:22 PM  
I'd split those unlimited funds so that folks like this could have the capital necessary to build things like this without worrying about feeding themselves.

So. Plural. MuseumS. All over the place.
 
2022-08-12 7:24:13 PM  
Unlimited funds? I think I'll have a museum or martian rovers. On Mars, of course.
 
2022-08-12 8:20:51 PM  
This is pretty much my dream museum. https://mona.net.au/  It was awesome visiting it a few years ago.

If I had a museum, I'd have concrete walls where I'd invite graffiti artists to come paint.
 
2022-08-12 8:56:36 PM  
An RPG / Tabletop museum with the reprinted rules for anyone to play any of the games.
 
2022-08-12 9:00:42 PM  
I live a few miles from this one.
 
2022-08-12 9:10:46 PM  
I wouldn't want a museum of things that already exist, I'd want a living museum that makes new things. Like a watch museum that has one master watchmaker, and every year he produces one watch. That watch gets added to the museum. The watchmaker is allowed to work for 50 years or until he decides to retire, then someone else takes over. However, if the watchmaker fails to complete a watch in a given year, he is publicly beheaded on New Year's Eve at midnight and his corpse becomes an exhibit, and someone else takes over for the next year.

I think it would take off. You know, make people ponder the transience of time and life.
 
2022-08-12 10:09:28 PM  
I would have Trump and all his lackeys stuffed and put on display.
 
2022-08-12 10:14:01 PM  
Protests and protest tactics. US would be Portland. Europe would be Paris. Asia would be Delhi (only because Chinese Hong Kong would never let it be built).
 
2022-08-12 10:14:20 PM  
Games museum.  Everything from tabletop board games to pinball to video games.
 
2022-08-12 10:24:25 PM  

theteacher: This is pretty much my dream museum. https://mona.net.au/  It was awesome visiting it a few years ago.

If I had a museum, I'd have concrete walls where I'd invite graffiti artists to come paint.


The Devil you say
 
2022-08-12 10:30:10 PM  
A museum of ideas.  There's no building, no location, nothing in it, and it's never open.

Please give.
 
2022-08-12 10:31:49 PM  

labman: Games museum.  Everything from tabletop board games to pinball to video games.


Pretty much.  And quite possibly laid out based on the "Games" store in Cockysville, Md (1970s?-1982?).  Place had everything.  Coin ops (pinball and vidoo), complete Atari (2600) line, RPGs (probably only TSR, but also the rest of the TSR catalog.  Like Top Secret and Gamma World), most of the rest of the video game consoles: Intellivision, Colecovision? [not for long if they did], and even Fairchild F.  Hand held video games (including stuff that looked a little like the current 1/8 scale replicas, but with 80s tech).  Board games.  War games.  They had the rubik's cube years before it hit big.

Sure, an "unlimited funds" place would be a lot bigger.  But you'd hope a few people would recognize the layout.

And I'd have to build it back in Timonium (MD).  I moved to Rochester, NY and we already have one here (although really more a childhood museum) called the Strong Museum of Play.  It holds the Video Game Hall of Fame, along with the older Toy Hall of Fame.

/but it ("Games" store) seemed to have dropped off the internet
//nary a reference to it
///at one point toward the end the rented the Maryland State Fairgrounds and had a big expo.  Not sure if it was some sort of local chain or not
 
2022-08-12 10:52:38 PM  
It'd be kinda like the National Air and Space museum except it would house replicas of sci fi spaceships/vehicles and giant robots from tv, movies, etc.
 
2022-08-12 11:21:27 PM  
The Museum Of Truth. All things are laid bare to open peoples eyes and explain the horrors of mankind. Hopefully it will inspire the stupid and ignorant to rise up and make that change Michael Jackson sang about.
 
2022-08-12 11:26:02 PM  
I would build the Museum of Farts. All the best farts would be there, Van Halen's farts, Ronald Regan's farts, Queen Elizabeth's farts. Farts from history itself, the first gas of Ghengis Khan, Rosa Parks' seat sniffings, Hitler's greatest expulsion.
And we might have a sister museum, the Hall of Queefs.
 
2022-08-12 11:37:28 PM  
Museum? Surrealist installation piece?
Not sure, but it was awesome to visit.

The House on the Rock.

The Danish War Museum was pretty awesome, roo.
 
2022-08-13 12:08:39 AM  
A museum of religiously motivated follies.The Ark exhibit, a miniature version of Jim Bakker's theme park plan. A rotating exhibit of doomsday cults and predictions.  Collections of printed dogma  explaining why God is opposed to what we now recognize as rights. The draw will be as complete a collection of Jack Chick tracts as can be obtained.
 
2022-08-13 12:12:10 AM  
There is a car museum in my town

https://www.americanmusclecarmuseum.com/

"WE ARE NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
WE ARE OPEN FOR NON-PROFIT FUNDRAISERS, CAR ACTIVITIES, AND EDUCATIONAL TOURS FOR SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN "

/ at a guess it may be some sort of tax scam to write off a rich guy's car collecting hobby
// does look like it would make a good compound for a zombie apocalypse.  Good walls, fences.  Water pond, solar power.
 
2022-08-13 12:20:07 AM  
Something along the lines of a modern Library of Alexandria.  Not just writing, but examples.  But where is tough.  Where would it be both accessible and appreciated?
 
2022-08-13 1:21:24 AM  
Welcome to the Nation top-shelf-trim museum...
 
2022-08-13 1:24:12 AM  

Laobaojun: Museum? 

The Danish War Museum was pretty awesome, roo.


I was going to mention the Belgian War Museum that I went to in Brussells.  It's like 3 large floors, with a massive stone gate right outside.  Lot's of WW1, WW2 stuff inside.  Kind of dusty iirc.

So far as MY museum, I'd say it would contain racecars.  And production cars.  I would like it to be similar to the Barber Museum in Alabama, except for cars.  https://www.barbermuseum.org/
 
2022-08-13 1:49:36 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: My museum is in an old Boening costruction hanger and has one of every model of bike ever. Also all the bikes fit me.


Typos aside, this was my first thought. That would be amazing.
 
2022-08-13 3:12:47 AM  
Merkins through the ages. Fashionable. Purely functional. Psychedelic. Demonstrations.

Where?  San Francisco, probably...
 
2022-08-13 7:24:15 AM  
The Museum of Fine Farts
 
2022-08-13 7:25:07 AM  
A serious answer... probably something to do with "cavemen".
I'm absolutely fascinated by that time of history.
(About 10k BCE - 100k BCE)

Fark answer.....Hitler's artwork.
 
2022-08-13 10:36:02 AM  
Already exists.

https://tyrrellmuseum.com/

If I had unlimited money it would be free admission and I would sponsor any young aspiring archaeologists academic pursuits.

It is a must visit.
 
2022-08-13 12:28:44 PM  
ART + SCIENCE

My museum would be beautiful displays and detailed explanations of artists' + scientists' collaborations.

Curated by an outstanding international group of artists and scientists who know how to communicate with each other.

The would be lots of hands on classes and visiting geniuses.

All with the purpose of opening the minds of high school and college age people.
 
2022-08-13 12:29:22 PM  
Anybody been to George Lucas' museum in LA?
 
2022-08-13 1:10:33 PM  

New Age Redneck: Already exists.

https://tyrrellmuseum.com/

If I had unlimited money it would be free admission and I would sponsor any young aspiring archaeologists academic pursuits.

It is a must visit.


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2022-08-13 8:08:12 PM  
I grew up going to the amazing Grout Museum. Sadly they didn't have many different kinds.

https://www.groutmuseumdistrict.org
 
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