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Art Museum Housed Inside A Freight Elevator [Pics]

Art Museum Housed Inside A Freight Elevator [Pics]
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Collection of oddities from around the world find a home in a tiny gallery.

Ross Brooks
  • 19 june 2013

Perhaps the World’s Smallest Museum is currently being housed in a freight elevator in New York. Despite its seemingly generic name – Museum – the attraction is an interesting new take on the idea of how a museum should look.

The display is made up of 15 collections, which are comprised of 200 objects including a series of Disney-themed bulletproof backpacks, US paper money and coins so mutilated the Fed has deemed them unfit for currency. They were all gathered together by founders and curators, Alex Kalman, Josh Safdie, and Benny Safdie.

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Even though the museum is only open for 16 hours a week – during the day on Saturdays and Sundays – the museum’s contents are viewable 24/7, lit and sealed by glass doors. Passersby are also encouraged to call a toll-free number to learn more about what’s inside the elevator shaft.

None of these items are particularly spectacular on their own, but it’s when they come together that you get something interesting and exciting to look at. That’s exactly what the museum aims to encapsulate, the collector’s spirit.

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