Here’s a look at what the Untapped Cities staff is reading and sharing this week, ranging from the world’s smallest museum, the architecture of cults, “parkcycles” (yes, it’s what you think it is), forgotten WWII barriers in NYC, and the architecture of cults.
World’s Smallest Museum, dubbed The Mµseum in Somerville, MA
This new museum in Somerville, Massachusetts may be the smallest in the world at 10 inches tall, 16 inches wide and 8 inches deep. Called “The Mµseum” (the Greek letter meaning ‘micro’), it’s built into an unused wall between a Subway and a bar. It’s got an adorable mini neoclassical pediment and fluted doric columns as a nod to the architecture of full-sized museums. Fast Company writes that ”While it would be easy to dismiss the Mµseum as a trifle, [curator Judith] Klausner’s work deserves more credit. It’s a museum that, by virtue of being small, is designed to be accessible. [Fast Company, The Mµseum's official website].