Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Museum of Matches

Sunday’s New York Times featured an article about the Museum of Matches, which turns out to be more a project about the Cold War rather than matches. The museum was founded and developed by Sasha Chavchavadze, an artist whose grandparents were émigrés from Russia and whose father was a CIA operative.

According to its website, the museum “revisits, merges and matches Cold War history with personal history through an array of art, documents, photographs, books, memorabilia, interviews, readings, and publications.”

Museum of Matches is located in the same building as Proteus Gowanus, at 543 Union Street at Nevins in Brooklyn near the Gowanus Canal.

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