The Dept. of Etc.
Small artifacts that are the garnish of most museum exhibits make a satisfying main course in a new National Air and Space Museum book.
- By airspacemag.com
- Air & Space magazine, November 2003
IN A WAREHOUSE STOCKED WITH LEGENDARY aircraft and around-the-moon capsules, where can a lunchbox, a board game, and a leather mask be displayed for best effect? How should a squished tube of coffee compete for attention with the lifevest-orange X-1? Are there Feng Shui ramifications to placing a tea cup near a Minuteman missile? Imagine the delight of exhibit designers when some of flight’s more obscure mementos found the showcase they deserve in a new book.