Photos of our American Idol display earlier this year.
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.
Photos of our American Idol display earlier this year.
Chris March, who appeared on the fourth season of "Project Runway" and went on to dress the likes of Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Prince and Meryl Streep, died Thursday.
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 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 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 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
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 ofAriana’s official shirt from #champsvsstars #mtv #sothatswherethatwent
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 hint though, it’s #projectrunway relayed.
#whatsinthebox #mystery #package #season16 #realitytv
Lisa Fleming died at age 50 after appearing on My 600-Lb. Life and undergoing weight loss surgery to drop about 200 lbs.
Chef Jessica Vogel, a former contestant on Fox's "Hell's Kitchen" show with Gordon Ramsay and Food Network's "Cutthroat Kitchen," died Monday morning at a southern New Jersey hospital where she was being treated for colitis, a chronic bowel disease. "Her heart gave out," said her fiancé.
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
Make little museums part of your next car trip
There are everywhere, they are fun, and there is so much to learn from them.
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
Richard 'Old Man' Harrison From 'Pawn Stars' Dead at 77
"Old Man" Richard Harrison from Pawn Stars has died, TMZ has learned.
Anthony Bourdain — the celebrated American chef, author, and television host — has died at the age of 61
Former "Deadliest Catch" captain Blake Painter has passed away. The 38-year-old, who appeared on Seasons 2 and 3 of the Discovery series, was found dead at h...
Jimmy Kimmel brought back a whole ton of American Idol Alumni (both good and bad) in this song:
We have met so many memorable singers and personalities since American Idol premiered back in 2002 and we have wondered where some of our favorite contestant...
Sad news for Road Rules fans.
Sad news for old school Road Rules fans. Brian Lancaster who appeared on the seventh season of the show passed away late last week at 43. While no official cause of dead has been released, it is be…
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 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
Here is a video of classic moments of The Amazing Race to get you in the racing spirit next week.
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 cards are trustworthy. Here is a #topps card of #thenextironchef winner #marcforgione.
#collection #museums #realitytv #foodnetwork
Saddened to hear about the loss of a talented designer.
The fashion designer and popular "Project Runway" contestant has died, family spokesman Jerris Madison told CNN on Wednesday.
Sad news in the reality tv world.
Ralphie May, the stand-up comedian who turned a second-place finish on 'Last Comic Standing' into a successful career in comedy, has died at 45.
I'm starting to establish the museum's youtube page. Please subscribe. Here's the intro video
Welcome to the Museum of Reality Television. Just as a sneak peek I'm showing you two pieces from my personal collection. The Travelocity Roaming Gnome and a...
Valastro’s mother died on Thursday surrounded by all of her children.
Dr. Brandon Rogers was spotted by producers singing a cover of Boyz II Men's "On Bended Knee."
Shannon Turley also revealed to ET how the pair's 9-year-old daughter, Isis, has been coping in the wake of her father's death.
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
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Here's some Ty-Ty fierce and love for you. Not only is Tyra going to host America's Got Talent, she'll be back on ANTM.
Where do I campaign to have her host the next season of The Apprentice?
Tyra Banks loves working on America's shows.
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
Who is excited about the new season of #Survivor? Some favorites are back for their third or fourth time. Will they ever learn from their mistakes? Or can Sandra win for a third time? #CBS #RealityTV
CBS announced today the 20 castaways who will compete against each other on SURVIVOR, when the Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 34th season, with a ...
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 we own. One of the pieces that we recently acquired is from Project Runway 15 winner #ErinRobertson. This is from Episode 7, #FashionJungle.
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.
Here's a positive lining to the questionable "Blind Date" season of the Amazing Race. Longtime couple Jonathan & Harley (finished in 9th Place in Season 26) got engaged in a very Amazing Race local.
The couple got engaged while on a trip with their mothers.
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.
We are definitely working on increasing our collection this Fall Television season!
Simon Cowell will return as an America's Got Talent judge for the 12th, 13th, and 14th seasons of the show, NBC announced today.
Tyra was so silly, but the show was just a guilty pleasure.
When Top Model is on its game, it's one of the sublime treasures of reality contest television.
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