The Claudia McGill Museum of Things Claudia McGill Picks Up From the Street When She Is Just Going Along Being Claudia McGill and Doing Claudia McGill Things
is celebrating the beginning of spring and the acquisition season with this little enticing glimpse of recent acquisitions, because “acquiring things is what the museum does, and acquisition is important and good and necessary if objects are to find their rightful places in the worldview of the population of the world,” says Claudia McGill, museum founder. “How else can we get things if we don’t acquire them?”
Notice the delicate fluted edge. Just charming.
How so, indeed. Winter is a terrible time for additions to the museum’s collection, she says. “Snow on the ground and freezing cold. Just not the right conditions at all. And if anything can be seen in all that slush and so on, often it’s frozen to the ground, if you can believe that.”
Now, with sunny skies and cleared ground, teams of hard-working and dedicated semi-archaeologists are out there for the museum. Team Leader Claudia McGill says, “It’s just great to be walking along again and just staring at the ground.”
Claudia McGill, technical expert, explains the challenges. “Society is always telling us to look to the stars and so on. Why? All the good things are on the ground. Do you see objects such as these just floating in the sky? Of course not. And I’ll tell you why. Because we have gravity, and gravity is on the ground, and these tantalizingly mysterious entities are held on the ground by gravity, and so WE MUST LOOK DOWN!”
“There you have it,” says Claudia McGill, museum receptionist. “Look down at your feet and then a little to the right or left, and see what treasures await you. The museum expects this kind of attitude from all of us and I’m proud to help. Maybe something I spot will get into the collection. That’s my goal.”
The Museum wishes everyone a happy April and thanks all its dedicated, almost fanatic, staff.
Collection of recently-acquired objects, all from the area of the lawnmower shop on Keswick Avenue, Glenside, PA, an unusually rich source of acquisition material.