WHIMSICAL COLLECTIONS The museologist JENNI FUCHS does not only write about everything "museum" on her blog "Museum Diary". l. For sisterMAG she put together a list of the ten most whimsical collections she visited herself in the past. All personal favourites and recommended by the expert herself. When people hear 'museum', they immediately think of art, archaeology and natural history, of Old Masters, Ancient Egypt and dinosaurs. But these days there is a museum for almost anything. This selection of ten museums from around the world will give you insights on everything from sausages and fire engines to parasites and spying, and will challenge your traditional view of what a museum is all about.
ITALY Claiming to be the world's highest
museum, the MUSEO NAZIONALE
The RIJKSMUSEUM in Amsterdam
DEL CINEMA (NATIONAL MUSEUM
with its Dutch Masters is nothing un-
OF CINEMA) in Turin offers a specta-
usual. In fact, it's about as close to a
cular views over the city. The exhibits
traditional museum as you can get.
inside the museum are just as viewy,
But a museum in an airport? That's
including the early history of cinema
an entirely different story. The Rijks-
and moving images, the different ele-
museum Schiphol claims to be the
ments of the film industry and what is
world's first museum in an airport
involved in making a movie, as well as
terminal. It's fairly small, but has one
a gallery of iconic film posters. Early
permanent exhibition and one rotating
pioneering short films, clips from ico-
temporary exhibition, and it definite-
nic movies, and a light show projected
ly makes an interesting change from
on to the domed ceiling of the main
raiding the duty free store while you're
hall bring the museum to life.
waiting for your connecting flight.
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