Object Veneration, Public History

Holding on to the past: Hoarders and Collectors?

(This is originaly from my old blog, Fall 2012) The alternative title is “Why I Watch Hoarders” Last week my boyfriend came home to me lying on the couch watching Hoarder: Buried Alive.  He despises all reality T.V. and for the most part I agree with him, but Hoarders I watch for scholarly reasons! On Hoarders a psychologist confronts a hoarder… Continue reading Holding on to the past: Hoarders and Collectors?

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Display Art, Exhibit Review, Florida, Manatees, Museums, Object Veneration, Public History

South Florida Museum aka Snooty’s House

The South Florida Museum is a strange museum. (strange is good, in most cases) The museum contains a history/archeology museum, a manatee aquarium, and a planetarium, and hosts various community events and fundraisers. I love manatees, but I am going to go over the museum’s non-manatee related aspects before I gush over Snooty. Knowing where… Continue reading South Florida Museum aka Snooty’s House