How to Turn Your Home Into a Museum

Do you want to know how to turn your home into a museum? History can make your home into an incredible museum. You can turn your family’s history into something amazing. Here are some things to think about when planning your home’s museum.

Most homes do not have enough space for all the exhibits that are required by museums. You will need to think carefully about the types of exhibits that you will use in your home. Do you want to focus on national, regional or local history? Will your display be strictly decorative or would you like to include some actual artifacts as well? National museums require very specific equipment and decorations and most do not allow pets at all.

Pet museums are becoming extremely popular. People love to show off their pets and have them displayed in a special museum setting. If you have pets, it is very important that you have a secure area where they can be displayed safely. It is important that the exhibits are cleaned thoroughly on a regular basis and that any residue is removed from the glass before displaying. Most museums will not allow pets at all.

If you plan to use your home for more than one purpose, you need to be sure you turn your home into a museum all the time. For instance, if you have an antiques collection you should keep it in a dark cupboard with soft lighting and minimal traffic. This will ensure that your collection remains in good condition. You can then add antiques to your other collections once your antiques have been properly cared for.

In some cases, museums will not allow you to touch certain objects or use objects that you might be allergic to. This is especially true of objects found in foreign countries. The history books were written thousands of years ago and are written in different languages. Even today, there are many different languages used to write history. When you touch the piece it could cause allergies and you could ruin the book.

Museums are all around us and they need constant care. Pet lovers should seriously consider Museum planning for their pets. It’s really that simple and the Museum World site will help you find all your needed supplies for Museum planning. When you start your Museum planning, be sure you remember these few tips so you can turn your home into a Museum.


8 Weird Facts You Didn’t Know About Los Angeles

Everyone around the world seems to be fascinated with the City of Los Angeles. While they may already know plenty of fun and interesting things about the “city of angels”, there are still plenty of weird facts they can still learn about the city. 

1. The original name of the city was not Los Angeles. In fact, it was actually a Mexican town that was deemed by locals “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora Reina de los Angeles sobre el Rio Porciuncula”. While this may mean nothing if you do not speak Spanish, it literally translates to “The town of our lady queen of the angels on the Porciuncula River”. Now that’s a fun fact that you can tell your friends at cocktail parties. 

2. In an area where Dodger Stadium is now located, oil was found. This was back in 1892 but prospectors never took full advantage of the fact and so the Oil Kingdom of the South title eventually went to Texas. 

3. Even though it was never fully exploited, Los Angeles still produced about one-quarter of the world’s oil. In fact, to this day, the city rests on top of one of the largest oil fields in the entire country. 

4. Some time ago, an oil company made a deal with Beverly Hills High School to build an oil derrick on their property. As of the last check, it still pumps around 400 barrels of oil on a daily basis. The high school earns approximately $300,000 in royalty fees every year. 

5. This may seem unusual to visitors but the coroner’s office in Los Angeles County actually has a gift shop. This is due in part to so many celebrities passing away. People feel a draw to them and want a simple memorial to remember their visit to the area. 

6. In an interesting bit of film trivia, filmmaking began in Los Angeles because of Thomas Edison. But not because he wanted it to. In fact, back in New Jersey Edison held all of the copyright claims to certain filmmaking procedures. Filmmakers on the East Coast could not make a movie without paying Edison substantial fees to do so. So they decided to head west where they would be legally out of reach of his copyright claims. This was bad news for Edison but great news for the film industry later to be known as Hollywood. 

7. People these days think of Beverly Hills as a bastion of obscene wealth. While it is exactly that currently, it wasn’t always that way. In fact, Beverly Hills began as nothing more than lowly lima bean farm. 

8. While many celebrities are buried in Los Angeles, nobody’s headstone is as famous as the lovable Mel Blanc. Mel is known for his years of voicework on the Looney Toons brand of cartoons. When he died, he commissioned his headstone to read: “That’s All Folks!” 

Hopefully you have found these weird facts about Los Angeles as fun and exciting as we have.