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Offbeat Museums: The Collections and Curators of America's Most Unusual Museums

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Offbeat Museums contains profiles of the curators and collections of America's most unusual museums. From the Banana Museum in California to the Tragedy in U.S. History Museum in Florida, Saul Rubin takes you on a guided tour of the United States' strangest institutions, and introduces you to the offbeat people who run them.

Included among the places you will visit are:

Cockroach Hall of Fame

The Museum of Questionable Medical Devices

Mister Ed's Elephant Museum

The Museum of Jurassic Technology

The Mütter Museum

Houdini Historical Center

UFO Enigma Museum

The Museum of Menstruation

Nut Museum

50 museums in all!

In the age of cable television and the World Wide Web it's easy to smugly believe that we've seen it all. Such institutions as the Museum of Death, the Museum of Bathroom Tissue, and the Glore Psychiatric Museum suggest otherwise. By stepping outside the mainstream, these offbeat museums meet and even surpass the promise of more traditional museums: To amaze, inspire and enlighten the public.

So turn off the TV, log off the Net, and let Offbeat Museums take you on a journey of unexpected wonder and discovery!

About the Author

Saul Rubin, the author of both Offbeat Museums and Offbeat Marijuana, is a veteran journalist, having written for several top newspapers in the Los Angeles area. He currently teaches journalism at Santa Monica College. A native of Brookline, Massachusetts, he makes his home in the Los Angeles area.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780963994646
Author:
Rubin, Saul
Publisher:
Santa Monica Press
Location:
Santa Monica, CA :
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Curiosities & Wonders
Subject:
Museums
Subject:
Directories
Subject:
Curiosities and wonders
Subject:
Directories and catalogs
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - Museum
Subject:
Eccentrics and eccentricities
Subject:
Museum curators.
Subject:
Museum curators -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Popular culture -- Museums -- United States -- Guidebooks.
Subject:
Museums -- United States.
Subject:
Curiosities and wonders - Museums -
Subject:
Art-Museums and Collections
Subject:
Architecture-Architects
Subject:
Individual Architect
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20010331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
10.87x8.44x.51 in. 1.49 lbs.

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