My Collections is an ongoing, collaborative, educational exhibition program inviting the community to participate in exhibiting their own personal collections at the University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums. Collecting doesn't only happen in museums, but we're the perfect place to showcase your experience with this fascinating, shared human proclivity. 

My Collections features two unique collectors and their personal collection each fall and spring semester.  New exhibits will be featured here for virtual public access and on display in the Museum of Natural History.

*To apply, please review the following: Participant FAQ

View Chosen Collections

Sievert family photo; geode collectors

Adventure Rocks!

Summer 2021
Colton Neely sits with his piano and extensive collection of sheet-ography and recorded music spanning the Golden Era of Ragtime

Ragtime Vanity

Spring 2021

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The Art of Collecting

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Did you know a man in the UK holds the record for largest traffic cone collection? Or that the largest collection of bottle caps is over 101,000 pieces? What does it mean to collect and why do we do it? Presented by the University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums and the University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections & Archives, audiences will dive into the origins and culture around collecting and explore unique personal collections with special guests. The program's guest collectors have…