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The Menial Collection is a newly established, peer-reviewed journal of art theory and post-modernity, in the form of a pastiche of a rather problematic arts organization based in Houston, Texas, The Menil Collection. This journal is dedicated primarily to the publication of essays, papers, and interviews, which call into question what is entailed within higher-browed intellectualism, and hierarchies propagated by, as well as within, museums.
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Query: Lewis & Clark brought back several gifts from Indian tribes. Some of these gifts entered Thomas Jefferson's collection at Monticello, and TJ describes these gifts in his own writings as diplomatic gifts. Of course, TJ received/accepted them while he was President.
TJ also received a diplomatic (through the American consul in Russia: Levett Harris) from Emperor (Tsar) Alexander I. It was a bust of Alexander I. TJ also received and accepted this gift while President.