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Photo by @gabrielegalimbertiphoto – From the project COLLECTORS /// Collecting includes research, identification, purchase, cataloging, display, storage, maintenance and conservation of objects that are of interest to a single collector. The collections differ in a wide variety of aspects, most obviously in the nature and scope of the objects contained, but also in purpose, presentation and so on. The range of possible items for a collection is practically unlimited, so it is only the collector who decides the criteria of selection. Nowadays collecting is primarily an activity begun in adulthood. /// Francesco Ristori, photographed on his bed. Florence, Italy – Francesco collects vintage toys, such as robots, vehicles and playsets since 1995, made in Japan mainly. “Among the Japanese and American toys, from the 60’s until the 90’s, I own more than 5000 items of an overall value equivalent to around one million euros”, he says. Francesco is a photographer, art curator and recently became president of Florence Toy Museum (FTM), sharing his treasures with the rest of mankind. His collection of toys is one of the biggest in the world and a big part of it is shown in temporary exhibitions where the big public can go and enjoy it, while FTM is trying to open a permanent museum right in the heart of his hometown. /// Check @gabrielegalimbertiphoto for more stories #collection #collections #collectors #collector #robot robots #florencetoymuseum #robotfever #museostibbert #jumbomachinder #takarology™ @florence.toy.museum @frankie.babylon

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