There are lots of ways to sort and view the works in our collection.

Perhaps you'd like to see everything that's considered art deco. Maybe you want to see everything in wool. Or everything that's got a dog on it. Or all things light green.

We've recently begun to explore a new category of collection objects: things that move.

Collections in Motion is a new experiment from Cooper-Hewitt Labs showcasing objects that whirr, pop, click, and furl.

This fan has tiny portraits painted into the guards. They wave miniature fans with the pull of a hidden lever.


Popup books lend themselves to video particularly well.

To see all 17 objects currently documented as part of the Collections in Motion project, check out the full playlist of videos on YouTube.

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