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94 Enticing Museum Innovations

History Collections, from Toilet Art to Skate Parks

— September 11, 2009 — Art & Design
Where else might we store the fantastic features of history, or the exciting modernity that shines in our world today? Museum innovations have and continue to spice up but maintain our history in a classy and exuberant way.

Museum innovations take what has the potential to be a yawning session (you know, if the museum was just boring old gray) and turns it into a bundle of life and adventure. Scope out of piece of history and art with these 95 enticing museum innovations.
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Popularity
Activity
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Ex Exhibits
Ex Exhibits
The Museum Of Broken Relationships Showcases Memorabilia From Old Romances
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93
Badass Museum Exhibits
Badass Museum Exhibits
“World of Top Gear” at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu
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92
Museumvertising
Museumvertising
Ford Transit Connect Family One Revealed to Target Consumers
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91
Museums for Local Snacks
Museums for Local Snacks
The Currywurst Museum is Also a Publicity Stunt for Berlin
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90
Boozed-Up Museum Promos
Boozed-Up Museum Promos
Speakeasy 1220 at Museum of the City of New York
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89
Museum Salvage Sales
Museum Salvage Sales
Toronto's Design Exchange Sells Unnecessary Walls
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88
Oversized Iron Animation
Oversized Iron Animation
50 Foot Pinocchio Statue Becomes Museum Landmark
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87
Living Dinosaurs
Living Dinosaurs
A Night at LA Natural History Museum
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86
Silly Swat Team Art
Silly Swat Team Art
Banksy Pieces From the City Museum and Art Gallery
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85
Musical Muses
Musical Muses
'Masterworks from the New Orleans Museum of Art' Glorfies the Aesthetics of Music
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84
Prostitution Exhibit Front Runner for Museum of the Year
Prostitution Exhibit Front Runner for Museum of the Year
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83
MUSAC
MUSAC
The Museum of Contemporanean Art Castilla and Leon
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82
MOCAD
MOCAD
Museum of Contemporary Art and Design in Detroit
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81
Disappearing Buildings
Disappearing Buildings
The Nomadic Museum
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80
Artifacts of Ex Lovers Exhibit
Artifacts of Ex Lovers Exhibit
Broken Heart Museum
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79
Diamond Seat Rocks
Diamond Seat Rocks
Libeskind Chair for the Royal Ontario Museum
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78
Museums in your Pocket
Museums in your Pocket
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77
Museo Aero Solar
Museo Aero Solar
Plastic Bages Form Flying Museum
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76
Sharp Architecture
Sharp Architecture
The New Denver of Museum of Art
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75
Robot Clones
Robot Clones
When iRobot Meets the Wax Museum
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74
UFO Buildings
UFO Buildings
The Art Museum Strongoli in Calabria, Italy
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73
Ape-Man Exhibits
Ape-Man Exhibits
Paris Museum Announces Tarzan Display to Battle Stereotypes
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72
Barney Smith's Toilet Seat Museum Is Craptacular!
Barney Smith's Toilet Seat Museum Is Craptacular!
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71
Eco-Chic Exhibitions
Eco-Chic Exhibitions
American Museum of Natural History's Green Dance
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70
Science Museum Photoshoots
Science Museum Photoshoots
Fashion Gets Educational in This Jonnie Craig Shoot for VICE
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69
Museum Hotels
Museum Hotels
21C
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68
Franchised Art Galleries?
Franchised Art Galleries?
Louvre Museum to Franchise in Abu Dhabi Amid French Protest
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67
Miniature Nostalgia
Miniature Nostalgia
Tiny 60's Shop Replicas at the Hong Kong Museum of History
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66
Airline Barf Bag Museum and Barf Bag Trading Sites
Airline Barf Bag Museum and Barf Bag Trading Sites
What the Hell is Wrong with People?
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65
Present-Day Parthenons
Present-Day Parthenons
The New Acropolis Museum is Located in Athens
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64
You as Fine Art
You as Fine Art
Narcissistic MARGS Museum Ads Promote Donations
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63
Interactive Museums
Interactive Museums
The Museo Archeologico Virtuale in Italy Has Virtual Floor Dust
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62
Underwater Museum in China
Underwater Museum in China
Shipwreck Could Have 80,000 Treasures
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61
Beaded Booties
Beaded Booties
Intricate Detailing On Shoes at the Virtual Shoe Museum
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60
Museum Skateboarding
Museum Skateboarding
Helsinki Builds Skateboard Park in Art Museum
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59
Fashion Becomes Art
Fashion Becomes Art
Jean Paul Gaultier's Designs in Paris Museum
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58
Toaster Museums + 10 Odd Toasters You Might Find There
Toaster Museums + 10 Odd Toasters You Might Find There
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57
Art Wrapped Architecture
Art Wrapped Architecture
'Louis Vuitton: A Passion for Creation' on Side of Hong Kong Museum
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56
Eccentric Condo Exhibits
Eccentric Condo Exhibits
New Yorker Creates Museum Of Oddities In His Own Apartment
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55
Hog Heaven
Hog Heaven
Harley-Davidson Museum
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54
Obama Street Art Museum Surveys
Obama Street Art Museum Surveys
Shepard Fairey's ‘Supply and Demand' at the ICA
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53
100,000 Years of Sex
100,000 Years of Sex
Mettman Museum "Sexhibition"
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52
Retro Breakfast Exhibits
Retro Breakfast Exhibits
The Online Sugar Frosted Cereal Museum
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51
Vintage Magazine Museums
Vintage Magazine Museums
Premier Edition Turns Back Time With First Magazine Covers
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50
Burnt Food Museums
Burnt Food Museums
Celebrating Really Bad Cooking
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49
Models as Museum Masterpieces
Models as Museum Masterpieces
Halston Skips Runway at New York Fashion Week S/S 2009
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48
Green Historical Exhibits
Green Historical Exhibits
Smithsonian Displays Designs for New $500 Million Cultural Museum
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47
Eerie Eye Exhibits
Eerie Eye Exhibits
London Science Museum's Creepy Glass Eyeball Collection
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46
MOBA
MOBA
Museum of Bad Art for 'Art Too Bad to be Ignored'
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45
Aurora Ice Museum Hotel, Alaska
Aurora Ice Museum Hotel, Alaska
Stay Cool All Year Round
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44
Wal-Mart Art Museum
Wal-Mart Art Museum
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
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43
Gopher Taxidermy Museums
Gopher Taxidermy Museums
The Gopher Hole Celebrates Well-Dressed Rodents
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42
Custom Kokeshi Collections
Custom Kokeshi Collections
Japanese American National Museum Sells Series of Limbless Dolls
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41
Creepy Museum Exhibits
Creepy Museum Exhibits
From Toilet Museums to Exhibits of Medieval Torture Devices
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40
Nestle Chocolate Museum
Nestle Chocolate Museum
Sweet Mexican Factory
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39
Naughty Disposable Dresses
Naughty Disposable Dresses
Washable Paper Fashion for Sale at the ModeMuseum
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38
Elegant Exotic Car Museums
Elegant Exotic Car Museums
Porsche Panache Set in New Stuttgart Showcase
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37
Sex In Design / Design In Sex
Sex In Design / Design In Sex
NYC Museum Exhibit
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36
Japanese Art Retrospectives
Japanese Art Retrospectives
Takashi Murakami Honored at the Guggenheim Museum
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35
Outrageous Architecture Contests
Outrageous Architecture Contests
UK Narrows Down Final Designs for Imperial War Museum
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34
Green Museums
Green Museums
California Academy of Sciences (UPDATE)
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33
Toilet Art Museums
Toilet Art Museums
Website Features Commodes from Iconic Art Galleries
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32
Multi-Cultural Projects in Dubai
Multi-Cultural Projects in Dubai
Museum of Middle East Modern Art
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31
Virtual Shoe Museum
Virtual Shoe Museum
Lisa Snook's Beautiful, Bizarre Footwear
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30
Otherworldly Art Museums
Otherworldly Art Museums
Waterflux Alpine Ice Research Station Looks Extraterrestrial
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29
Eco Museums
Eco Museums
San Francisco's Academy of Sciences
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28
Mafia Museum
Mafia Museum
Las Vegas Honors Founding Fathers With FBI's Help
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27
Extreme Footwear
Extreme Footwear
Freaky Finds From the Virtual Shoe Museum (UPDATE)
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26
Historical Footwear Exhibits
Historical Footwear Exhibits
The Bata Shoe Museum
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25
Street Art Museums
Street Art Museums
The Ephemeral Museum in Lisbon
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24
Horrific Museum Ads
Horrific Museum Ads
Tamayo Art Museum Uses Gory, Gripping Visuals to Entice Visitors
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23
Abnormal Chess Boards
Abnormal Chess Boards
“The Art of Chess” Inspires at the Reykjavik Museum
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22
Surreal Retrospectives
Surreal Retrospectives
Tim Burton Honored With Show at Museum of Modern Art
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21
Pimped-Out Low Riders
Pimped-Out Low Riders
Bedazzled Bikes at the Phoenix Art Museum's Slow & Low Show
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20
Edible Museum Art
Edible Museum Art
Obama and Lincoln Presidential Cupcakes at the Smithsonian
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19
Faking Intimate History
Faking Intimate History
Museum of Communism Showcases Stalin & Lenin Intimacy
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18
Rescuing Typography
Rescuing Typography
Berlin Museum Of Letters Celebrates the Alphabet
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17
Freaky Sideshow Art
Freaky Sideshow Art
Circus Museum Art Isn't For People With Clown Phobias
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16
Drive-In Museums
Drive-In Museums
China's Automobile Museum Never Makes You Get Out of the Car
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15
Interactive Human Body Museum
Interactive Human Body Museum
Corpus
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14
Morally Questionable Virtual Curation
Morally Questionable Virtual Curation
The Museum of Accidents
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13
Geeky Vintage Collections
Geeky Vintage Collections
The 'Nerd Watch Museum' For Appreciators of Old-School
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12
Suggestive Balloonvertising
Suggestive Balloonvertising
Museum Of Sex Promotes Oral Sex With Cheeky Inflatables
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11
Iconic Museum Makeovers
Iconic Museum Makeovers
Plans Revealed for Upgrade of London's Tate Modern
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10
Museum-Quality Retail Spaces
Museum-Quality Retail Spaces
Buenos Aires Ayres Department Store Rules
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9
Virtual Shoe Museum II
Virtual Shoe Museum II
Whacked Concept Shoes
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8
Constantly Changing Museum Hotels
Constantly Changing Museum Hotels
The Museumotel Utopia
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7
Folded Buildings
Folded Buildings
Rio de Janiero's Museum of Image and Sound Looks Layered
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6
Museums for Rescued Letters
Museums for Rescued Letters
Berlin's Buchstabenmuseum is a Typographer's Dream
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5
Tidal Wave Architecture
Tidal Wave Architecture
Tsunami Museum is Covered in Water Walls, Filled With History
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4
Latticed Public Architecture
Latticed Public Architecture
Redesigned Queens Museum of Art Boasts Web-Like Structure
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3
Personal Steampunk Museums
Personal Steampunk Museums
Hollister & Porter Hovey Turn Home Into Vintage Victorian Wonderland
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2
Showcasing Medical Oddities
Showcasing Medical Oddities
The Mutter Museum
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1
Animal Sex Museum Exhibits
Animal Sex Museum Exhibits
From Bambi Threesome to Gay Dolphins
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