The Museum of Reality TV

The Museum of Reality TV This page is the social media front for the future Museum of Reality Television. Some of the personal collection can be found here: http://www.michaelspascua.com/reality/ Support us by helping us get material for our museum: http://a.co/cLBvpBW

The Museum of Reality TV is right now a pipe dream museum idea created by Michael Pascua as a way of showing his growing personal collection of Reality Television memorabilia. Currently the anchor exhibit of the museum is the more than 40 official project runway dresses that will be displayed on a rotating basis to keep the museum fresh. Pop culture museums can be hokey so I'm working currently to figure out the logistics of trying to start my own museum as a business. __________________________________________ Mission Statement Reality Television emerged as a window to everyday life. First starting on a more candid form, reality television has emerged as a prominent genre of television in today’s society. Successful shows have added words to our lexicon, objects into our homes, and dreams into our minds. As the genre grew, it has become part of the American psyche. The relics of reality television have become iconic in the history of television and the research and preservation have become a way to relive the magic of the past and unlock the mystery of the human experience. These have come in the form of props and wardrobe from the actual shows themselves to the toys, products, fashion, and music that we consume in everyday life. While reality television was originally geared towards entertainment, the long-term successful shows have been ones that not only have entertainment value, but also strong socialization and interaction among viewers. So many aspects of life, from cooking, to travel, from music, to business has been reinforced by each emerging reality program. These programs have changed our way of thinking and sometimes even our way of living. The Museum of Reality Television takes you through the wonder of various programs. The museum overlaps education with entertainment to grab the viewers’ imagination and capture their minds. As we grow we cite many of our ideas being inspired by what we have seen and heard from television. This motivation is what we at the Museum of Reality Television have put our hard work into: preservation, education, and inspiration.

Our display is now up! Please visit the Guilderland Public Library and take a look at our American Idol Retrospective. T...
02/15/2019

Our display is now up! Please visit the Guilderland Public Library and take a look at our American Idol Retrospective. This display covers just some of our reality TV collection and will be up between February 15 and March 15.

Don’t forget that in ten days our display for the Guilderland Public Library will be out for everyone to see! Very exc...
02/05/2019

Don’t forget that in ten days our display for the Guilderland Public Library will be out for everyone to see! Very excited to show you our #americanidol #memorabilia including these dvds from famous alumni! Mark your calendars for Feb 15 to March 15.

Currently working on finalizing our #americanidol retrospective display for the Guilderland public library and wondered ...
01/19/2019

Currently working on finalizing our #americanidol retrospective display for the Guilderland public library and wondered how many people remember that Kelly Clarkson was on Duets before she was on The Voice...
Don’t forget to stop by between February 15th and March 15th to take a look at over 15 years of American Idol memorabilia! We’re cramming in a lot of items into two large display cases.

Big announcement: we are going to be displaying part of our collection with @guilderlandlibrary ! It’s called “The R...
01/15/2019

Big announcement: we are going to be displaying part of our collection with @guilderlandlibrary ! It’s called “The Road to Stardom: An American Idol Retrospective” and will be running from February 15 to March 15 2019. We’ll be showing memorabilia from different contestants of #americanidol just in time for the new season on ABC.

If you have a chance, support us and take a look. It will be two shelves packed with reality tv history.

#collection #museum #realitytv #candiceglover #supportyourlibrary

12/30/2018

Good news: Just got another piece of MTV Challenge history.

Better news: The museum will be displaying some items next year in the local community! More details to come!

Sometimes I forget exactly what is in the collection. With #thechallenge season ending soon here is a quick shot ofArian...
11/20/2018

Sometimes I forget exactly what is in the collection. With #thechallenge season ending soon here is a quick shot ofAriana’s official shirt from #champsvsstars #mtv #sothatswherethatwent

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#realitytv #celebwardrobe

11/17/2018

Lets open up some old #americanidol #tradingcards #upperdeck . #realitytv #opening

Something new just arrived today for the museum collection. I guess it’s just gonna be a mystery.I’ll give you one h...
11/10/2018

Something new just arrived today for the museum collection. I guess it’s just gonna be a mystery.

I’ll give you one hint though, it’s #projectrunway relayed.
#whatsinthebox #mystery #package #season16 #realitytv

Just saw #thecompletionist play #thebachelor for the #nintendoDS and it reminded me that we also have the game. It is as...
07/11/2018

Just saw #thecompletionist play #thebachelor for the #nintendoDS and it reminded me that we also have the game. It is as bad as Jirard says it is.

#realitytv #shovelware #thevideogame

I dream about a girl who's a mix of Destiny's ChildJust a little touch Madonna's wild styleWith Janet Jackson's smile, t...
06/28/2018

I dream about a girl who's a mix of Destiny's Child
Just a little touch Madonna's wild style
With Janet Jackson's smile, throw in a body like Jennifers'
You've got the star of my liquid dream.

Does anyone remember when CD singles were a thing? Still a fan of #otown but can we talk about how creepy Dan’s headshot is on the back of this single?
#nostalgia #2000s #realitytv #collection

With #toysrus closing stores, now is a great time to pick up the winning toys from #thetoybox. Here is the season one wi...
03/31/2018

With #toysrus closing stores, now is a great time to pick up the winning toys from #thetoybox. Here is the season one winner #artsplash and season two #hydroshield

She may have been fired from #theapprentice twice but who would have thought ten years ago that she would have worked at...
01/24/2018

She may have been fired from #theapprentice twice but who would have thought ten years ago that she would have worked at the #whitehouse? Here’s an officially signed card with the #infamous #omarosa

#realitytv #collection #tvvillain

#pimpmyride ? More like pimp my museum. #museums #collection #dvdcollection #dvdcover
12/30/2017

#pimpmyride ? More like pimp my museum.

#museums #collection #dvdcollection #dvdcover

12/28/2017
The Amazing Race Top 10 moments

Here is a video of classic moments of The Amazing Race to get you in the racing spirit next week.

https://youtu.be/igX3X7H0OGQ

Legal Notice: All images, videos, names, and logos remain trademarks of their respective owners and are used (as per US Law Title 17 Section 107) in accordan...

We don’t normally collect memorabilia that is signed because of how hard it is to authenticate, but signed trading car...
10/25/2017

We don’t normally collect memorabilia that is signed because of how hard it is to authenticate, but signed trading cards are trustworthy. Here is a #topps card of #thenextironchef winner #marcforgione.
#collection #museums #realitytv #foodnetwork

The museum just got a new piece from #RupaulsDragRace! Here is the official entrance dress from @SheaCoulee. Representin...
04/13/2017

The museum just got a new piece from #RupaulsDragRace! Here is the official entrance dress from @SheaCoulee. Representing local Chicago designers! The dress can also be seen on #LipstickCity. #realitytv #sheacoulee

03/17/2017
Museum Association of New York

Museum Association of New York

Our nation's history is protected by our museums and libraries. We could all use a history lesson right about now. Contact your legislators and let them know that you believe our history and culture defines our nation. Time to speak out.

We are currently working on acquiring a small prop from #SurvivorThailand. It's always tough getting props and memorabil...
02/24/2017

We are currently working on acquiring a small prop from #SurvivorThailand. It's always tough getting props and memorabilia from Survivor because there are so many fans that will purchase the items from the end-of-the-season auctions. But we here at the Museum of Reality Television will proudly work on reality television preservation

Here are just a handful of dresses from #ProjectRunway Season 15 that is part of our collection. From left to right the ...
01/21/2017

Here are just a handful of dresses from #ProjectRunway Season 15 that is part of our collection. From left to right the designs are by Roberi, Dexter, Cornelius & Mah-Jing

We are considering working on a set of Youtube videos where we look into detail on some of the props and wardrobe that w...
01/15/2017

We are considering working on a set of Youtube videos where we look into detail on some of the props and wardrobe that we own. One of the pieces that we recently acquired is from Project Runway 15 winner #ErinRobertson. This is from Episode 7, #FashionJungle.

01/09/2017

We're currently in the talks to add a costume from a RuPaul's Drag Race Alum to the Museum of Reality TV. I can only give one small hint: It's from a Miss Congeniality. Cross your fingers that everything goes well.

Wonderful read about MTV's The Challenge series. Do I consider it the "Most Influential"? I'm not sure, there were sever...
10/31/2016
The Challenge Of Building TV's Best Reality Show

Wonderful read about MTV's The Challenge series. Do I consider it the "Most Influential"? I'm not sure, there were several parts where they mentioned how they changed because of the "Me Too" attitude. (See Dog Eat Dog and even Survivor's voting process) https://www.buzzfeed.com/jarettwieselman/real-world-road-rules-challenge-oral-history?utm_term=.rad0VPyal#.waBxZoAdL

Over the past 18 years, MTV's The Challenge has been quietly influencing the reality shows we've all come to love. Here's how it shaped the genre as we know it.

10/25/2016

We are definitely working on increasing our collection this Fall Television season!

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