Love them or hate them, there’s no denying that Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain is an American cultural icon. As the 20th anniversary of the singer’s death approaches, one fan is rallying Nirvana supporters to truly show their devotion.
When Jaime Dunkle discovered that Cobain’s childhood home was for sale – listed at a cool $500,000 – the 33-year old journalist spearheaded a formal fundraising campaign to turn the home into a Kurt Cobain museum. The house includes some of Cobain’s original possessions, and all original walls and floors.
Dunkle aims to raise $700,000, with the extra $200,000 to (assumedly) purchase some of the singer’s other possessions as installations for the museum. On the GoFundMe page, Dunkle states that her main goal is to make “sure this house is memorialized by us fans so it doesn’t end up in the clutches of capitalist greed. This museum will reflect the anti-commercialism spirit of Nirvana.”
The house was put on the market by Cobain’s mother, Wendy O’Connor, who was receptive to the idea. O’Connor invited Dunkle on a walkthrough of the house, which Dunkle filmed and uploaded to YouTube. You can watch that video below:
All in all, this seems like an honest, yet far-fetched, idea. At this time, through the first 18 days, Dunkle has only raised $200.00 of her lofty $700,000.00 goal. You can donate to the cause on the Kurt Cobain Museum GoFundMe page.
[via Consequence of Sound]
-David Melamed (@DMelamz)