The Museum of Every Object you can Probably Think Of

By

18th Oct, 2013

Hop over to Italy with me for a minute will you? In the countryside province of Parma (yeah, that place where the ham comes from), an unusual and one-of-a-kind museum awaits …

Untitled

We’re at the Ettore Guatelli Museum, an archive of more than 60,000 artifacts that bear witness to the lives and work of men and women, masterfully arranged within a beautiful old farming estate. Everything from tools, toys, kitchen wares, musical instruments, thousands of tins, clocks and more. The collector and carer of all these objects was Mr. Guatelli himself, who lived his entire life on the estate until his death. The picturesque farming complex is now run by a private foundation that keeps his passion for the everyday object alive.

Museo Ettore Guatelli

Guatelli once said, “These are humble things, sure, but some of them are incredibly ingenious, poetic in their humility, and loveable. That makes you want to understand who was there, and what was behind these objects. It makes you want to know in what way and under what circumstances these items were used”.

P4130324

museo guatelli

P4130313 graffiante Museo Guatelli Ozzano Taro

Flickr sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and here

Museum website here

:::

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE:

.

 

 

 

 

Comments

More in Editor's PicksHow to start a subcultureInspiration VaultLife is MessyLost & FoundMovie / Music / Book JunkieNostalgiaObscure historyPeople / Icons / Muses

Hot Off the Press

Editor's Picks

ferragamo

The Met Museum has a Serious Shoe Fetish

If you think you or a girlfriend have an out of control shoe collection, check out the Museum of Metropolitan Art and think again. Comprised of more than 5,000 examples, the Met's permanent collecti...

Trending 1,576
disneytunnel2

The Underground World of Tunnels beneath Disney

I don't know why I didn't figure this out when I was a kid. Did I really believe Mickey and Minnie were taking their lunch break in the backstage shadows of the rides? Of course there was a vast n...

Trending 2,136
birma9

The Supersized Ghost City

Welcome to no man's land, sorry, Naypyidaw, the vast and empty ghost city that became the brand new capital of Burma a decade ago when the government suddenly announced it was moving the capital fr...

Trending 1,905
fancyjunk

Fancy Junk Food prepared by Chef Jacques La Merde

Introducing the esteemed Chef Jacques La Merde, he's basically full of merde, sort of like all those pretentious foodists. So he has an instagram account where he plates junk food as if he were comp...

Trending 2,490
breau6

Sunset Snooping in an Abandoned Roadside Chateau

So I'll pick up where I left off yesterday. We were taking the scenic route back to Paris via bumpy country roads and soaking up the last of the Sunday sun, when we rolled through a tiny village ...

Trending 3,274