The Museum of Ridiculously Interesting Things is an online collection and discussion of art, objects, ideas and history which are deeply, genuinely, thoroughly, RIDICULOUSLY interesting. It is un Musée imaginaire; a cabinet of curiosities for the digital age; an anthology of marvelous, bizarre, exciting, and intriguing things, paired with conversation around contemporary art and its institutions. Unlike the many image sharing websites where users can endlessly post and re-post without context or reflection, the aim of the MofRIT is to promote a deeper understanding of curious and interesting things and to actively contribute to the dialogue around them.
The MofRIT is produced by Chelsea Nichols, Head Curator of Ridiculously Interesting Things. Chelsea is a doctoral candidate at the University of Oxford, where she is writing a thesis on human curiosities in contemporary art and their relationship with the history of exhibiting monstrous bodies (read more about her academic interests here). She also curates real life exhibitions, and has worked in galleries across the UK, Canada and NZ.