The Museum of What’s Left (2015) is a part of the Burro Project series, which is a mobile collaboration unit for artists. The Museum of What’s Left was a participatory museum where visitors became collaborators – constructing the collection by bringing an item that has been left behind to contribute. The items then were displayed in the community-curated collection. In keeping with its function as an alternative to the conventional museum, we also invited the viewer to take an item after leaving one. This exchange is not a part of the traditional museum framework.
We invited anyone and everyone to stop by, and bring what’s left behind as well as get something that was left behind. We were aiming for as many collaborators as we could get, a flow of left behind treasure coming in and going out. Contributors also had an opportunity to include a bit of story via audio or written word as to the reasons behind their choices.