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May 18 is known as International Museum Day. The day is celebrated worldwide to raise awareness and highlight the importance of museums. It was founded in 1977 by The International Council of Museums (ICOM). The 2017 theme of the annual International Museum Day is "Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums." On International Museum Day 2017, we have compiled a list of the most spectacular museums to see around the world.
1. The International Museum of Toilets, India
Sulabh International Museum of Toilets is located in the national capital. It is featured as one of the top ten weird museums in the world. The Museum is one of its kind that has a rare collection of facts, pictures and objects describing the historic evolution of toilets from 2500 BC to date.
2. Museum of Broken Relationships, Croatia
The name describes it all. The idea was conceived by Olinka Vištica and Dražen Grubišić in 2006. From personal photographs to letters and messages, this museum is dedicated to people to overcome the emotional collapse of a broken relationship. In 2010 it won the EMYA Kenneth Hudson Award as the most innovative and daring museum project in Europe.
3. Museum of Bad Art, USA
We all love the best artwork. The Museum of Bad Art has been dedicated to bad art. From sculptures to paintings, the place boasts about the worst of art- that comes under the tagline- MOBA!
4. Avanos Hair Museum, Turkey
One should take a visit to a pottery center/guest house in Avanos, Turkey also called the Avanos Hair Museum. The Museum displays strange collection of hair, all from female visitors. Created by local potter, Chez Galip, the museum displays an estimated 16,000 samples and is included in the Guinness Book of World Records.
5. The Mutter Museum, Philadelphia
If you are interested to look at a part of Einstein’s brain? Visit the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia which has an extensive archive of past and permanent exhibitions. The official website states, “it displays its beautifully preserved collections of anatomical specimens, models, and medical instruments in a nineteenth-century "cabinet museum" setting.”
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