About

About Collectioseum

Collectioseum is the combined result of a curator's passion for collecting and a nation's quest to explore, collect and preserve its heritage. Collectioseum's primary mission is just that; to preserve Unixplorian culture and nature for prosperity. This includes researching the historical and contemporary threads that binds artifacts with context.

 

There are a lot of people with a passion for collecting. The habit of collecting often begins early in life.

Like most children we were perhaps fascinated by curious things found in nature. Children often has

that natural urge to collect things, and I was no different.​​

My childhood collecting didn't stop at stacking one stone on top of another. Through the

years my interest in collecting has deepened. When studying at university I began to take

an interest in collecting from a scientific standpoint, and soon found that it has played an

important part in (mainly) Western thinking throughout history.​

The thin line between collecting as a professional practice vis-à-vis collecting as a hobby has

proven to be a bit thicker than I first thought. In fact, collecting and science has quite a bit in

common. The most common ground being that of classifying and learning from objects,

natural or man-made.

 

I have been collecting a wide range of different objects during my ongoing 'mania'. Since I've

always had a hard time choosing what's most interesting, I begun collecting thematically instead.

Whenever I stumble over a new interest I start collecting all kinds of objects linked to that particular

subject. The objects then become gateways to learning new things.

I also tend to view different artifacts as being part of a long chain of history. I marvel when holding

a roman oil lamp in my hands. 2000 years of history just flashes before my eyes. It's incredible

when you consider the astonishing journey that object has made in time and space...

I sincerely hope that some of the passion I feel for collecting can rub off on you, dear readers.

 

King Leif I

Curator and Protector of Collectioseum