Collecting & listmaking

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“The ninth collectors show, ‘Tons More Things People Collect,’ opens today at the first-floor exhibit space on the south end of Crown Center. Among the samples of 112 collections you can find mousetraps, TV show lunchboxes, TV Guide covers, marble jewelry, vases from vintage cars and Mr. Clean stuff, brought …

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“Our urge to compile lists probably starts at age 40-something. If you are thoroughly convinced you routinely kept lists in your 20s or 30s — it didn’t happen. But the value of a list is no longer underrated. It’s our shorthand for long-term thinking. A list focuses us, sets priorities, …

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“Cabinets of Curiosities were small museums collected and curated usually by one individual. The contents were objects of an exotic nature, culture artifacts, oddities, extraordinary crafts etc. from around the world… The outcome of the online “Cabinet of Curiosities” project and the ultimate disposition of its contents are unknown at …

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