Content donation in Mexico City
Museo del Objeto del Objeto
Mexico’s second museum to donate images to Wikipedia is the Museo del Objeto del Objeto. This oddly-named institution, which translates to "Object (purpose) of the Object Museum", was founded in 2010 in Mexico City by Bruno Newman of the Zimat Communications company. The museum’s permanent collection consists of Newman’s personal collection of advertising, packaging and gadgets, dating from 1810 to the present, gathered over 40 + years of his life. The purpose of the museum is to promote scholarship of commercial design and communication with the collection as a base.
The first donation of images is of 22 objects from the permanent collection and includes items such as packages for cigarettes, soap, mucilage (who is old enough remember what that is?) and more. While processing the donation, I found the images extremely useful as many articles either lacked images or lacked image with a historical perspective. However, I also found them difficult to categorize. The full donation can be seen at Images from the Museo del Objeto del Objeto.
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