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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

THE NETHERLANDS

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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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sisterMAG Issue 3  

The summer issue. Theme: Insights, views and vistas

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