All Folked Up: "Build Your Own Museum"

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All Folked Up: "Build Your Own Museum"

134 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10011
November 5th, 2011 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tue-Sat 11-6


The Andrew Edlin Gallery presents

“Build Your Own Museum”


Saturday, November 5, 2011

11-1 pm

Inspector Collector’s “Build Your Own Museum” is a fun and fascinating museum studies course for children of all ages. Participants in this two-hour program will brainstorm with Inspector Collector and begin building their own personal museum.  Learn secrets of professional museum display, collection, research, and conservation.  The public may also bring one or two pocket-sized objects from their personal collections and discuss their significance.  Start or further a lifelong passion for collecting art and artifacts.  This event is free and open to the public.


Harley Spiller has created programs at aka “Inspector Collector”, Harley Spiller aka Inspector Collector™ is a professional museum educator who presents his international collections to inspire the lifelong love of learning.  He currently serves as Deputy Director of Franklin Furnace Archive and Senior Educator for The Museum of American Finance, a Smithsonian affiliate.  Harley’s award-winning collections of graffiti stickers, maps, spoons, and more have been exhibited in museums around the world, from The Museum of American Folk Art in New York City to El Museo de Bellas Artes in Caracas, Venezuela. His work is frequently featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Yorker and his numerous television credits include appearances as host, guest, and announcer on The Learning Channel, Jimmy Kimmel Live, To Tell The Truth, VH1 and CNN. A permanent installation featuring his newsstand paperweight collection is scheduled to open at The New York State Museum in 2012. Inspector Collector’s passion for collecting everyday objects was sparked when he handled President George Washington’s spoon during a high school internship at The White House in Washington, DC. He has gone on to present museum studies courses for the past thirty years, in public and private schools across the globe. Harley has contributed to books like Graffiti  365 (Abrams 2011) and Gastropolis: Food and New York City (Columbia University Press 2008), and in 2010 The New York Times published his full-page illustrated editorial on collecting  Harley holds a BA in English Literature from Northwestern University, an MA in Liberal Studies with Honors from The New School for Social Research, and The Guinness World Record for the world’s largest collection of restaurant menus. To learn more please visit