I own two things I think will genuinely end up in a museum one day:
- An original photo of GG Allin from his final ever gig (as per the ‘what’s on your wall’ thread). It was bought from GG’s brother and bandmate Merle (there’s a letter of authenticity on the back). GG walked out the venue bollock naked during the set, stalked the streets for a bit, and then jumped in a taxi and disappeared (the video is on youtube). A couple of hours after this photo was taken he took an overdose at a party and died. It may well be the last photo of him alive. I think it’s an absolutely vital artefact of rock n roll history. Quite which museum or exhibition it will end up in i’m not quite sure, but someone will want to loan it eventually for definite!
- Huge original Liam and Noel billboard posters for the Knebworth gigs (one of which was bought for me by Meowington, funnily enough). Not as rare as the GG photo of course, but in time it will depend on how many people keep in them in good condition I guess. Always wanted to get them framed but given their size they’ll cost about £500 - 600 each to get done. There will absolutely be a 50 year anniversary ‘Britpop and youth culture’ exhibition or similar at the Barbican/V&A/British Museum etc, and as the gigs that defined the decade and arguably that whole generation, these posters will take pride of place. Whether they use my posters or not will remain to be seen.
What do you own that will end up in a museum or exhibition?