Affiliated and Sympathetic Institutions
Of Sea and Shore
Bailey Art Museum
The Marcus Kelli Collection
Bailey Art Museum, Crockett, California
The Bathtub Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas
Carye Bye's collection of bathtub-themed postcards and associated kitsch was co-housed with the Zymoglyphic Museum in Portland before her move to Texas Archived web site
The Faux Museum, Portland, Oregon
The latest incarnation of the world's oldest museum was in Portland's Old Town from 2012 to 2015. Curatorial duties have been in the peripatetic Faux family for millenia, now inherited by Tom Richards. Archived web site
The Lincoln Street Kayak & Canoe Museum, Portland, Oregon
Harvey Golden studies canoes, kayaks, and other indigenous watercraft in the world's museums, then builds meticulous, seaworthy reproductions for display in his own museum
The Marcus Kelli Collection, Portland, Oregon
Morbid Anatomy Museum, Brooklyn, New York
"Exploring the intersections of death, beauty, and that which falls between the cracks" Joanna Ebenstein's celebration of the aesthetic of mortal remains.
Musée Patamécanique, Bristol, Rhode Island
"an intimate and mysterious museological experience that combines augmented reality, automaton theater, immersive installation and performance art."
The Museum of Jurassic Technology, Culver City, California
David Wilson's spectacular "specialized repository of relics and artifacts from the Lower Jurassic" is recognized as "the grandparent of modern fictocryptic establishments." More info here
Of Sea and Shore, Port Gamble, Washington
Tom Rice's huge personal collection of shells and marine animals, displayed on the upper floor of a quaint town's general store. Photos here
Erika Nelson's fascination with the roadside attraction theme of "The World's Largest" inspired her to create tiny models of them and display them in a mobile museum with the world's longest name
"the life's work of Crypto-naturalist, Fringe Zoologist and Xeno-Archeologist Thomas Merrylin"
"Providing sanctuary for the misplaced, the forgotten and the misbegotten since 2006." Acquired the Zymoglyphic Museum for its Wunderkammer collection
Jeff Hoke's museum in book form, dedicated to rediscovering the "muse" in "museum" through the stages of alchemical transformation
"a collection of ephemera, some authentic, some fabricated, to dedicate and honor what we, meaning humanity as a whole, became at middle school."
Atlas Obscura, Brooklyn, New York
"A compendium of the world's wonders, curiosities, and esoterica", of which the museum is one. Atlas Obscura has sponsored annual "Obscura Days" with the museum serving as one of the destinations.
The Elsewhere Philatelic Society, San Francisco, California
A shadowy organization of stamp-makers and stamp-seekers. The museum has been one of its stamp-seeker destinations. Eyewitness acount on this page
Odd Salon, San Francisco, California
Annetta Black curates a twice-monthly series of talks on a wide range of topics of interest to museum patrons
The Order of the Good Death, Los Angeles, California
Caitlin Doughty's creative ideas on what to do with your own mortal remains
Prelinger Library, San Francisco, California
A personal research library in San Francisco, open to the public for the benefit of artists, independent scholars, and interested browsers.
The Residents, San Anselmo, California
Long-running anonymous experimental art and music project. The curator lived some of his formative years in their old haunts on Sycamore St. in the heart of San Francisco's Mission district. Homer Flynn, spokesman for the group, visited the museum in San Mateo in 2014.