surrounding humans' time inside them. Night at the Museum, The Barnam Museum
by Steven Millhauser, The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, The Girl
in the Castle Inside the Museum by Kate Bernheimer, and others.
What magic would you dream up to take place inside a museum?
It is probable that at some moment between birth and death, every inhabitant of our
city will enter the Barnum Museum. It is less probable, but not impossible, that at
some moment in the history of the museum our entire citizenry, by a series of
overlapping impulses, will find themselves within these halls. For a moment the city
will be deserted. Our collective attention, directed at the displays of the Barnum
Museum, will cause the halls to swell with increased detail. Outside, the streets and
buildings will grow vague; street corners will begin to dissolve; unobserved, a garbage
can cover, blown by the wind, will roll silently toward the edge of the world.
- Steven Millhauser, We Others (The Barnam Museum)
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