Most of these tiny museums are exactly that: a very small display in a very small building, focusing on one (often pretty estoric) topic. MICRO is a little bit different. The curators behind the project describe it as a ‘fleet of six-foot-tall museums’. In other words: it’s a whole army of mini-galleries, spread throughout the city. The exhibition cases are stuffed with artefacts and detailed descriptions, and are pretty stylish to boot. Topics include molluscs, the science of perpetual motion and the politics of care.
Sometimes, art, culture and history have to be consumed in small doses. Sure, there’s something majestic about traipsing around Paris or Florence, cramming in every gallery and famous bit of architecture you can. But that can get exhausting. Happily, these pocket-sized museums allow you to get your culture fix without spending all day doing it.
Whether it’s an exhibition in a classic British telephone box or a collection of curious New York items displayed in an elevator shaft, you’ll discover that in many cases the museum location is just as weird as the stuff inside. Good thing. Ready to seek out some seriously obscure culture? Here are six of the best really, really small (and really, really good) museums across the globe.
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