EXPANDED FOCUS COLLECTION

The Regimes Museum is an institution dedicated to the study of tyranny and dictatorship across history and culture in order to understand and ultimately prevent human rights abuses in the present and future. The Museum’s strengths reside largely on what is in the archives and eyewitness history collections. While the core dictatorships that make up the bulk of the collection remains an important area of study for this institution, it seeks to expand beyond the confines of its main research areas to fill in the gaps on a phenomenon that is truly global in its reach and consequences. Thus, while tyranny can take root in any time, place, culture, or society, the Museum has an expanded focus collection to include material culture and eyewitness accounts from other dictatorships of the last century and those that exist today.
 

The objects and artifacts on this page show a snapshot of some of the material the Regimes Museum has in its holdings to help tell the story of lesser known dictatorships and to help shed a clearer light on the interplay between politics and culture of societies that experience/ed tyranny, oppression, and dictatorship.

Army Cap

Army Cap

N.D. Gabardine, faux leather, plastic, aluminum Communist Hungary

Sport and Health Pennant

Sport and Health Pennant

N.D. Cardboard, cotton Lithuanian SSR

Army Cap

Army Cap

N.D. Gabardine, faux leather, plastic, aluminum, enamel Communist Albania

Women of Srebrenica Handmade Bracelet

Women of Srebrenica Handmade Bracelet

1995 Wire, leather Bosnia

Photograph of Fidel Castro Playing Basketball

Photograph of Fidel Castro Playing Basketball

1971 Paper Cuba

Ministry of Internal Affairs Shirt

Ministry of Internal Affairs Shirt

N.D. Cotton, brass Bosnia

UN Criminal Tribunal Wanted Poster

UN Criminal Tribunal Wanted Poster

2004 Paper Bosnia

Ferdinand Marcos Poster

Ferdinand Marcos Poster

N.D. Paper Philippines

Zaire Banknote

Zaire Banknote

1989 Paper Republic of Zaire

Gaddafi's Green Book

Gaddafi's Green Book

1991 Paper The New Rose El- Yousef Printing Press, Libya

Yugoslavian Army Officer Visor Cap

Yugoslavian Army Officer Visor Cap

N.D. Cloth, aluminum, enamel, faux leather, plastic Yugoslavia

Souvenir Miniature Bust of Ho Chi Minh

Souvenir Miniature Bust of Ho Chi Minh

2019 Plaster, paint Vietnam

Yugoslavian Communist Flag

Yugoslavian Communist Flag

c. 1980s Cotton Yugoslavia