The Museum of Failure

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John F
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The Museum of Failure

Post by John F » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:34 pm

The Museum of Failure is a collection of failed products and services. The museum showcases failures to provide visitors a learning experience about the important role of failure for innovation and to encourage organizations to become better at learning from failure. The exhibition opened on June 7, 2017 in Helsingborg, Sweden, and re-opened at Dunkers Kulturhus on June 2, 2018. A temporary exhibit opened in Los Angeles in December 2017. The Los Angeles museum is on Hollywood Blvd. in the Hollywood & Highland Center.

The growing collection consists of over seventy failed products and services from around the world. Every item provides insight into the risky business of innovation. Some examples of the items on display: Apple Newton, Bic for Her, Google Glass, N-Gage, lobotomy instruments, Harley-Davidson Cologne, Kodak DC-40, Sony Betamax, Lego Fiber Optics and Paolo Macchiarini's infamous plastic trachea.

The concept of the museum was inspired by Samuel West's 2016 visit to Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb, Croatia. Museum founder and curator Samuel West reportedly registered a domain name for the museum, and later realized he had misspelled the word "museum".
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Re: The Museum of Failure

Post by Belle » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:59 am

I remember, decades ago, one Australian comedian observing that the Sony Betamax was "a $400 clock"!!!

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