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Thread started 11/13/21 2:52pm

rap

Paisley Park Museum themed rooms

Now that the Lovesexy room is the Foundation Room and the Under the Cherry Moon/Graffiti Bridge rooms have become The Beautiful Collection Room, have these rooms been replaced? Also, how many themed rooms are there?

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Reply #1 posted 11/13/21 2:58pm

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I believe the Lovesexy to The Foundation Room is a permanent change, but I think the shoe collection is just temporary. They have rooms for Diamonds & Pearls, Sign O' The Times, and Purple Rain.

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Reply #2 posted 11/14/21 1:04pm

rap

motherfunka said:

I believe the Lovesexy to The Foundation Room is a permanent change, but I think the shoe collection is just temporary. They have rooms for Diamonds & Pearls, Sign O' The Times, and Purple Rain.

Thank you. From looking at the photos the Shoe Collection room looks permanent, and isn't there an Emancipation room?

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Reply #3 posted 11/14/21 3:55pm

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It does look like they spent a lot of time and money on the shoe collection, but they said it would only be on display through December. Time will tell. No Emancipation room. In the soundstage, they had different displays from different eras, Emancipation included, but there aren't separate rooms in the soundstage. They kind of did away with that, and now it's outfits from different time periods kind of lumped in together, a few cars, P&AM stage, etc.

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Reply #4 posted 11/14/21 6:42pm

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motherfunka said:

I believe the Lovesexy to The Foundation Room is a permanent change, but I think the shoe collection is just temporary. They have rooms for Diamonds & Pearls, Sign O' The Times, and Purple Rain.


The eautiful Collection (shoes) is scheduled to run through the end of 2022.

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Reply #5 posted 11/15/21 8:49pm

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laytonian said:

motherfunka said:

I believe the Lovesexy to The Foundation Room is a permanent change, but I think the shoe collection is just temporary. They have rooms for Diamonds & Pearls, Sign O' The Times, and Purple Rain.


The eautiful Collection (shoes) is scheduled to run through the end of 2022.

I hope it continues into 2022, planning to return once again in June.

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Reply #6 posted 11/16/21 5:02pm

rap

It's interesting, the people who were and are running Paisley Park talk about honouring Prince's wishes and being authentically Prince, etc., yet one room has gone, the other changed. It also bothers me, when they say upstairs will stay off limits to the public, because it's considered his living area, yet staff are up there often.

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Reply #7 posted 11/17/21 7:17am

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eye would love 2 c the shoe collection.

Been to the museum two times, but next time eye go, eye want it 2 b a dance party. I missed those working all these weekend overnights for almost 3 years.

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Reply #8 posted 11/17/21 7:40am

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rap said:

It's interesting, the people who were and are running Paisley Park talk about honouring Prince's wishes and being authentically Prince, etc., yet one room has gone, the other changed. It also bothers me, when they say upstairs will stay off limits to the public, because it's considered his living area, yet staff are up there often.


Half is used as necessary office areas, as they had been when he was alive. BUT, no one is founcing in and out of his private areas for no purpose.

Because it's a museum, displays must change. It has to remain vital and interesting so people will pay to come back.

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Reply #9 posted 11/17/21 8:41am

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laytonian said:

rap said:

It's interesting, the people who were and are running Paisley Park talk about honouring Prince's wishes and being authentically Prince, etc., yet one room has gone, the other changed. It also bothers me, when they say upstairs will stay off limits to the public, because it's considered his living area, yet staff are up there often.


Half is used as necessary office areas, as they had been when he was alive. BUT, no one is founcing in and out of his private areas for no purpose.

Because it's a museum, displays must change. It has to remain vital and interesting so people will pay to come back.


I don't think the themed rooms should change. Make the changes in the soundstage area.

You could also build out the Egg to be the changeable element.

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Reply #10 posted 11/17/21 12:28pm

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I always found it odd with Paisley Park how Prince really wasn't into awards and stuff but platstered the walls with photos of himself and framed gold records and things. For someone who didn't like to "look back", he had a lot of monuments put up that memorialized his accomplishments. Not sure if the dedicated/themed rooms came before or after his death (I think before?) but it seems a little out of character to me.

What a crazy amazing life he led.

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Reply #11 posted 11/17/21 12:34pm

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Se7en said:

laytonian said:


Half is used as necessary office areas, as they had been when he was alive. BUT, no one is founcing in and out of his private areas for no purpose.

Because it's a museum, displays must change. It has to remain vital and interesting so people will pay to come back.


I don't think the themed rooms should change. Make the changes in the soundstage area.

You could also build out the Egg to be the changeable element.

I guess I don't mind if they change the theme of the rooms. I just wish they would change what is on display more often. They have thousands of items, yet they keep the same outfits out for a year or more. The soundstage is underwhelming also. There is a ton of room in there to do whatever, but they only line the wall areas with items. Last time I was out there, they were doing some work on the outside of the Egg. Not sure what the plans are for that.

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Reply #12 posted 11/18/21 6:10pm

rap

laytonian said:

rap said:

It's interesting, the people who were and are running Paisley Park talk about honouring Prince's wishes and being authentically Prince, etc., yet one room has gone, the other changed. It also bothers me, when they say upstairs will stay off limits to the public, because it's considered his living area, yet staff are up there often.


Half is used as necessary office areas, as they had been when he was alive. BUT, no one is founcing in and out of his private areas for no purpose.

Because it's a museum, displays must change. It has to remain vital and interesting so people will pay to come back.

I wasn't referring to his living quarters.

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