Unconventional Curation

Abnormally-themed exhibits claim attention over museum classics
Implications - Offbeat exhibits and collections have taken over prototypical museum displays as a result of the growing interest in eccentric, non-traditional topics. For museums and galleries, a unique opportunity is arising to display not only what has been classically relevant, such as history or science, but showcase more deviant themes to engage the audience.
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Surreal Retrospectives - Tim Burton Honored With Show at Museum of Modern Art
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Hot 15,618 Clicks Pub: Aug 1, 09
Surreal Retrospectives
Tim Burton Honored With Show at Museum of Modern Art
Tim Burton fans will get a treat this fall when the Museum of Modern Art's 'Tim Burton' retrospective opens on November 22. The collection will include over 700 works from throughout Tim Burton's career,… [More]
Museums for Rescued Letters - Berlin's Buchstabenmuseum is a Typographer's Dream
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Warm 27,685 Clicks Pub: Feb 2, 09
Museums for Rescued Letters
Berlin's Buchstabenmuseum is a Typographer's Dream
The Museum of Letters in Berlin is better known to the locals as Buchstabenmuseum. The gallery houses a huge collection of salvaged letters that were once part of large store and factory name signs. With… [More]
Creepy Museum Exhibits - From Toilet Museums to Exhibits of Medieval Torture Devices
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Warm 10,224 Clicks Pub: Apr 23, 09
Creepy Museum Exhibits
From Toilet Museums to Exhibits of Medieval Torture Devices
There are museums around the world that exhibit wonders in artistic, historical or scientific importance, but this creepy collection of peculiar museums from around the globe portrays a slightly different… [More]
Eerie Eye Exhibits - London Science Museum's Creepy Glass Eyeball Collection
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Eerie Eye Exhibits
London Science Museum's Creepy Glass Eyeball Collection
London’s Science Museum is doing an exhibit on glass eyeballs among other things such as prosthetic limbs. Ogle objects are being shown for the first time since they were in use over a hundred years ago.… [More]
Gopher Taxidermy Museums - The Gopher Hole Celebrates Well-Dressed Rodents
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Mild 8,084 Clicks Pub: Aug 31, 09
Gopher Taxidermy Museums
The Gopher Hole Celebrates Well-Dressed Rodents
While we’ve seen plenty of taxidermy, it’s rare to see entire establishments celebrating it. The Gopher Hole in Alberta, Canada is one such place, and is not made for those who dislike rodents. Using… [More]