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The world’s first Nancy Kerrigan-Tonya Harding museum is coming to Brooklyn

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It’s like grandma always said: one man’s inconveniently long hallway is another man’s museum dedicated to the Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding scandal.

After watching that 30 for 30 doc about the Mozart and Salieri of figure skaters on Netflix (Have you seen it? It’s sooo good, you guys), Viviana Olen and Matt Harkins were inspired to convert their Williamsburg apartment into a living monument to the contract knee-whacking that rocked the 1994 Olympics.

As a joke, the roommates set out to raise $75 on Kickstarter — but now that they’ve crowdfunded over $1,500 from more than 100 backers, they’re making the hallway gallery a reality. Students of trashy winter sports history can visit, by appointment only, starting next month.

Viviana Olen and Matt Harkins  / Kickstarter

Viviana Olen and Matt Harkins / Kickstarter

For their part, the future curators are taking this exactly as seriously as one would hope.

Part of the museum team’s research has been the realization that everyone is either a Tonya or a Nancy (if you’re thinking about it, you’re a Tonya. This of course is made more confusing by the fact that if you immediately thought you were a Nancy, you are most definitely a Tonya. The only real way to be a Nancy is to have very long lines in your body. If you thought you were an Oksana Baiul, well, aren’t you just perfect, WE SEE RIGHT THROUGH YOU).

It’s not too late to contribute to the Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum, which will feature blown-up photos of the women and possibly even (who knows?) “wax figures” and “historical reenactments.” A donation of $75 gets you a 30-minute tour for two, as well as a T-shirt and some Diet Coke. For $1,500, the curators will become ordained and marry you at the museum, with refreshments (namely, cookies and Diet Coke) provided for you, your new spouse, and up to eight guests.

Tempting options all, but we’re holding out for the $10,000 package:

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[h/t The Cut]

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