Mini Museum project creator Hans Fex comes off like the kind of guy you might want to talk to at a party: he’s a bit on the eccentric side, knows a thing or two about history, and has spent his teenage and adult years developing a museum that you can carry in your pocket. Well, the concept has finally hit the production line in three different sizes of resin blocks that contain everything from lunar rock to dinosaur egg and pieces of the Titanic to mummy wrapping. Billed as a portable learning learning tool–and not to mention a great conversational piece for a coffee table–the museum is currently flying of the shelf with a limited quantity available starting at $99 for the small size.
“The mini museum is a portable collection of curiosities where every item is authentic, iconic and labeled. It’s been carefully designed to take you on a journey of learning and exploration. The idea is simple. For the past 35 years I have collected amazing specimens specifically for this project. I then carefully break those specimens down into smaller pieces, embed them in resin, and you end up with an epic museum in a manageable space. Each mini museum is a handcrafted, individually numbered limited edition. And If you consider the age of some of these specimens – it’s been billions of years in the making. The majority of these specimens were acquired directly from contacting specialists recommended to me by museum curators, research scientists and university historians.” -Hans Fex
Source: The Mini Museum on Kickstarter.