Alternative Museums Around the World.

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Museo Nazionale del Cinema.Torino, Italy.

In a few words, the Museum describes itself: " The museum is located inside the Mole Antonelliana, in the City of Torino. And the various areas inside the Mole Antonelliana were the starting point for the Swiss set designer François Confino who, with talent and imagination, multiplied the museum’s itineraries. He created a spectacular presentation that offers visitors continuous and unexpected visual and acoustic stimuli, just like when we watch a film that involves and moves us.
The Museum is more than a museum and whoever enters it isn’t just a visitor but also an explorer, an author, an actor, a spectator… to whom the Museum offers the emotions of an experience we hope won’t be easily forgotten."

Please, visit it Official Web.


Musa Cancun, Museo Subacuático de Arte.

MUSA is a nonprofit organization working in the conservation of
marine naturals 
resources of Quintana Roo while providing
 a dinamic platform for contemporary art.

Please, visit it Official Web: Español - English here.


MOBA. The Bad Art Museum, USA.
The ORG explained by itself: "Our mission: to bring the worst of art to the widest of audiences. The Museum Of Bad Art (MOBA) is a community-based, private institution dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition and celebration of bad art in all its forms and in all its glory."


Les Catacombes, Historie de París, France.
The Catacombes describes itself: "The name of ‘Catacombs’ was given to this ossuary in reference to the Catacombs of Rome, a name originally given to an ancient cemetery situated not far from the Appian Way. The Cemetery of the Innocents (near Saint-Eustache, in the area of Les Halles) had been in use for nearly ten centuries and had become a source of infection for the inhabitants of the locality. After numerous complaints, the Council of State decided, on November 9th 1785, to prohibit further use of the Cemetery of the Innocents and to remove its contents."

Please, visit it Official Web.


Museum delle Anime del Purgatorio, Rome, Italy.

A few words about it: This museum is called Little Museum of the Souls of Purgatory . Around 1897 the French missionary Victor Janet began collecting items ( clothes , fabrics, clothes , skullcaps , prayer books , bibles , by night , the small plates of wood , etc. ) , which were considered " brand " , from the hands of the dead to prove the afterlife to their living relatives . All materials stored in the windows are exposed to publicin a room adjacent to the church of the Sacred Heart of Suffrage , the only example of neo-Gothic building in 1890 on Lungotevere Prati .

There is not official web available. More info here.


Devil´s Museum, Kaunas, Lituania.

"The museum contains the A. Žmuidzinavičius collection of sculptures and carvings of devils, and a collection of devils from the whole world. The collection consists of around 3000 articles of arts and crafts, fine arts and souvenirs. The biggest part of the souvenir collection is comprised of sculptures of devils made of wood, glass, textile, porcelain and paper. The collection of devils also includes masks, witches and other mythological characters. Visitors also contribute to this collection by giving presents."

Kunstkamera: Peter the Great Museum of Antropology and Etnography
Russian Academy of Sciences. St. Petesburg,  Russia.

The Cabinet of Curiosity in it own words: "In autumn 1714, Peter the Great gave an order to doctor Robert Areskin to move his personal collections and library from Moscow to the new capital and begin work on the creation of the first state public museum – the Kunstkamera. The collections, consisting of “fish, reptiles and insects in bottles”, mathematical, physics and chemistry instruments, and also books from the Tsar’s library, were put in Peter’s Summer PalaceWith the addition of the Museum wing to the Kunstkamera building in the 1870s-80s, the area of the permanent exhibits significantly increased. In 1891, new exhibitions were opened, which represented collections on the traditional culture of peoples of the world."

The Museum: Official Web.


Gensou Hyouhon Hakubutsukan, Japan.
A little words about the museum: " Gensou Hyouhon Hakubutsukan " (or Museum of Fantastic Specimens ) is an online collection of stuffed fantastic creatures , created by Hajime Emoto, from paper , modeling clay and bamboo."

There is nine rooms. Direct Links:

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Cryptozoology International Museum. USA.

Loren Coleman words: "I wished to share the many items I had collected during the last half of the 20th century with researchers, scholars, colleagues, and the general public.
I had traveled far and wide to interview eyewitnesses, chronicle the reports, and gather material evidence and cultural artifacts related to cryptozoology."
**Art inspired by cryptozoology is being added routinely and continuously.
The International Cryptozoology Museum is expanding its collection every week.


Voodoo Museum, New Orleans, USA.

About:" The museum does its best to explain the differences between Voodoo and Hoodoo, and Juju and Mojo, as well as the four different types of Zombies, and Voodoo's tight connection with jazz. Run by a practicing voodoo priest  who explained much of the history of voodoo. There was also information on the most famous priestess, Marie Laveau."


Museo de las Momias, Guanajuato, Mexico.

About the Museum: "111 bodies of men, women and children mummified form the collection of the Museum of the Mummies of Guanajuato. Exhumed between 1865 and 1989.Halladas in the Pantheon of Santa Paula , the Museum is a must for those who want to know and investigate the reasons for mummification, which unlike others in the world, Guanajuato are a natural process visit .
The exhibition includes an introductory video of the meaning of death for Mexicans and how to recognize it."

Please, visit the Official Website.


The Museum of Stolen Art is a virtual space for pieces reported stolen in
FBI and Interpol art crime databases. 

The museum is a virtual reality experience that allows the visitor to encounter art whose location is unknown: