I have a great passion for wood carving and was delighted to come across a magnificent totem pole carving in an Oxford museum. It made me think about collecting things. I try not to collect too much stuff. In fact, I'm often clearing things out of my home. But there's a difference between clutter and collections and the later can be very educational. The Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford holds a magnificent collection of Native American wood carvings and is well worth a visit - It might inspire you to collect carvings too.