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Thomas Thomas TillmanBy Thomas Thomas Tillman
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Thomas Thomas TillmanBy Thomas Thomas Tillman
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About

The collection originally started to form when Al Tillman, growing up in the American Depression, would scour the trash pits of Los Angeles for weird stuff. He went on to a lifetime of dealing in the odd and working with museums. He became one of the leading experts and university professors of how Americans, and the world, spend their leisure time.

He passed on this passion to his children. His daughter Laura, also a professor, maintains the largest private collection of pop-up books in the world. Tom, Al’s som, maintains the collections off oddities, vintage lunch boxes and the largest ephemeral collection of the history of sport diving in the world. He has also been collecting Nordic folk art for many years.

Tom shares these collections through lending items to museums, writing articles and through the Cabin of Curiosities. The next step is to make a Cabin of Curiosities on Wheels so that the collection can be shared at festivals, street fairs and other venues.

The outside of the modile museum will be themed as a Viking community house and the inside will hold a changing array of the odd and rare.

The total project is about $40,000 including the commissioned work of various artists to highlight the designs.

Risks and challenges

There are not really any risks involved. The collection is currently well maintained and out goal is to find a way to share it with the most number of people, create a unique artists work, and provide a venue rhat can be passed on to the next generation.

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