"The Curators": Who Runs Online Museums?

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I've enjoyed The Museum of Online Museums for years -- it's full of amazing collections of odd things. I even linked to one of the collections back in 2007. Now a three-part documentary called "The Curators" visits three curators of these museums and tells their stories. They're great fun -- these are collections any of us (at least any of us with a lot of time on our hands) could create. Recommended for fans of: museums, found objects, weird web stuff, libraries, photographs, and documentaries.

Bill Keaggy - The Grocery List Collection

This is my favorite. Keaggy collects found grocery lists.

The Museum of Online Museums' "The Curators" (Part One) from Coudal Partners on Vimeo.

Brian Collier - Very Small Objects

Extremely precise and detailed, Collier has created a Collier Classification System for very small objects.

The Museum of Online Museums' "The Curators" (Part Two) from Coudal Partners on Vimeo.

Jennifer Sharpe - The Kriegsmann Files

I wrote about this back in 2007; Jennifer Sharpe is an NPR contributor who found Hollywood photos while dumpster-diving. Sounds kinda familiar, right? Fellow blogger Ransom Riggs collects found photos too.

This one has an interesting bit (about halfway through) about how the collection was discovered, shedding light on a big mystery -- why were all these photos thrown away? Also check out the NPR story about the collection.

The Museum of Online Museums' "The Curators" (Part Three) from Coudal Partners on Vimeo.

More Museums

Check out The Museum of Online Museums for more -- post your favorites in the comments, or point us to museums that haven't made the list yet!

(Via Waxy.org.)

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