Have you ever had an object that is so personal to you, or has such an interesting story behind it, that you wished it could be displayed for others to enjoy and learn from? Well, then That Belongs In a Museum is an event for you. Based on the idea that museums should catalogue human life through objects: from the grandest artifacts, to the everyday chotchkies and talismans of human experience, That Belongs in a Museum gives you the opportunity to bring along a cherished object, tell us why it's important, and have it catalogued online for others to see. Join us for one of our events.
Bring a thing with you. It should be able to fit through the door and it should probably fit on the stage. It could be imaginary but we suspect that might just be weird. Presenters are chosen at random. There is a chance that you won’t get chosen. You will probably get chosen.
When you arrive, we will have a number of museum tags, if you want to present you simply fill out a tag with your name and a description of your object. We take the tags and put them in a hat, we pick them at random and then it's your objects time-to-shine. You have five minutes to talk. You can talk for less than than five minutes. In fact, we strongly urge you to talk for less than five minutes. After that people will clap, we will take your object and photograph it and put it online in our collection along with the recording of your talk.
What you brought, even if it is obvious.
Why you think it is neat.
What kind of museum does this belong in? Even if you had to make it up.
We’ll take a picture of your thing and put it on this website so you can send a link to your mom.
Curator of bad decisions
Conservator of shiny objects
If you would like to get involved in running future events we would love your help, please contact us through Twitter or Facebook!