A bit of museum silliness with thanks to Dear Reader Kenny.
As mentioned before, my dear Museum of National Antiquities has not escaped the weird influence of post-modernist museology. In its excellent on-line catalogue, which I cannot recommend highly enough, we find object number -100:559: an ice cream stick, dating from the ’00s. Its context is unusually unclear in the on-line info, but it appears to have been donated during an outreach project where kids were invited to give the museum stuff and speculate about how people in the future will one day interpret it.
I don’t think curating, photographing and cataloguing things like this is a good use of public funds.
(And Fredrik, please don’t bother writing an angry comment this time. Maybe you should start a blog instead.)
Update 17 March: And here’s a bus time table, a plastic water bottle, a dud lottery ticket, a drinking straw and a crumpled shop receipt. There are at least 266 of these objects in the database, photos nos 570400-570665.