Museum of Science Fetish advances the understanding, enjoyment, and appreciation of the science, history and technology of thought experiments by presenting exhibitions, screenings, and interpretive programs, and collecting and preserving thought experiments related science instruments, videos and artifacts.
Considering the Museum’s aspirations, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and current environment, what the Museum can be best at, passionate about, and financially driven by is using the collection to link science and popular culture. We believe that we can successfully achieve the Museum’s mission as envisioned in these concepts:
Audience Growth: The number of actual and virtual visitors will increase.
Diversity: On-site visitors will reflect the economic, social, cultural, and racial diversity.
Collection: Achieve a consistently high level of quality.
Operational Excellence: Resources will meet organizational needs, be built to realize organizational aspirations, and be allocated to achieve the Museum’s mission and vision.
The Museum will present a series of conversations with professionals in science, art, and philosophy to create a platform for interdisciplinary discussion.
The Museum’s core exhibition, Inside Boxes, immerses visitors in the history of most popular thought experiment, Schrodinger’s Cat. It features over 100 objects, from the original cat box used by Erwin Schrodinger to toys designed to interpret the theory, as well as an array of interactive experiences, audio guide, and artworks (most from popular culture).
The Museum presents an ambitious slate of large- and small-scale changing exhibitions, art installations, and unique live events. In the second and third-floor Changing Exhibitions Gallery, the Museum has hosted a range of exhibitions from Twin Astronaut, which presents the historical objects of NASA's first space shuttle astronaut Jerry Legstrong, to Infinite Typewriters, an interactive exhibition which shows the stories of monkey tying.
The Museum also lends its collection to all kinds of institutions and organizations for exhibition, among them include Litmus Space, New York and Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C., etc.
The Museum maintains the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of objects relating to the science, history and technology of thought experiments—one of the most important collections of its kind in the world. Begun with Mr. Jia’s personal collection in 1980s, today the collection comprises more than 1,000 objects and 250 videos from every aspects. All the collection can be seen on the Museum’s on-line collection database.