The Story from the Archives
The mission of the museum is to create a collection that is gathered together like a scientific museum that collects rocks or butterflies or perhaps like an anthropological museum. It is a cultural record of contemporary art that is uniquely of the 21st Century. It is an artist oriented museum developed around living connections to artists all over the world primarily through the internet.
The works that come into the collection are normally donated by the artists as independent gifts or in response to a particular project or exhibition. The collection contains thousands of items with more added continuously.
Cecil Touchon, Director
We are in a reorganization of the collagemuseum.com website. It will, from here on, be used as an exciting new exhibition space for works in the collection. We will be using this site for focused exhibitions of highlights from the collection and we will be developing in-print catalogs to go with these exhibits.
After these exhibitions are organized and online, we’ll try to shop these around to exhibition spaces as traveling exhibitions.
Additionally, we will develop Artist Profiles in this magazine formatted blog bring a focus to artists who have numerous works in the collection. Stop back in to see what we are up to!
In the meantime visit ontologicalmuseum.org. All works in the archives will be shown there in chronological order of acquisition as we populate the inventory blog of each year.
We’ll be trying to upgrade our digital images of the works now that the internet is more developed and can handle the bandwidth of larger digital files.
We will also try to categorize each work and add the proper tags for search purposes. See the CATEGORY drop down menu in the footer to organize you visit.