The museum still houses every bit of material that was in the thrift store when it closed in 1997, nothing new comes in - and nothing old leaves. That makes up the museum's collection. This is not limited to thrift store products, building parts, etc. If it's there, IT STAYS.
There are lots of ways to work with the collection, but there is also some ground rules.
nothing can be permanent! Fasteners on everything, glue nothing! I very rarely cut fabric unless it was ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY
collaborate: with other residents, with the materials at hand, start a dialogue with EVERYTHING