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June 12, 2008 2:13 PM   Subscribe

With over 35,000,000 visitors a year, it could be argued that it is the busiest museum in the world. Yet most people are there to catch a plane.

The San Francisco International Airport is the first airport accredited by the American Association of Museums. It houses a permanent aviation exhibit, as well as dozens of rotating exhibits in various terminals, some of which are only available to screened passengers ( and for some reason, one has to dig through press releases to see photographs: Catalinaware, Victorian Majolica, Eight Centuries of Buddhist Imagery.) More pictures of the aviation museum from the Flickr site of the completely awesome Telstar Logistics. Another blog post on a past exhibit, The Engineering of Sound.
posted by oneirodynia (8 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Ohhh man, I want me some of them coooolio pilot pins!
(i'm getting likkered up and heading to e-Bay!...)
Nice find, oneirodynia!
posted by Dizzy at 2:17 PM on June 12, 2008


And to think I wasted time recently at MOMA....they had not one airplane model on display!
posted by Postroad at 2:39 PM on June 12, 2008


I guess I'm really showing my geek feathers but when I saw this I immediately thought of the airport museum from Airline Tycoon. The Dutch dude in there has a steal on a used C-5A.
posted by crapmatic at 2:47 PM on June 12, 2008


I don't know about airplane models, but the MOMA does have this little work of art.
posted by hexatron at 3:06 PM on June 12, 2008


Glad to see the exhibits at SFO are getting some serious approval. Every one I've seen has been interesting, attractive, and far better than it needs to be, given that people waiting around for flights would be grateful to look at just about anything. It's definitely one of the more pleasant airports to kill time in, thanks to these exhibits.
posted by Quietgal at 6:28 PM on June 12, 2008


hex---
your link is hinky.
posted by Dizzy at 7:09 PM on June 12, 2008


Trying that MOMA work of art again.
posted by hexatron at 7:18 PM on June 12, 2008


Poifect!
posted by Dizzy at 7:41 PM on June 12, 2008


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