This week I visited the Morbid anatomy museum and library together with fellow classmate Ken.
The museum is basically a room organised like a cabinet of curiosities with many random objects related to human and animal anatomy. Jaw moulds, specimen jars, skeletons, mummies, taxidermy, books, dolls, photos and more.
The museum is very busy on Saturdays but I got Joanna’s email and asked her to schedule another visit and an interview. Meanwhile she suggested I read “The Breathless Zoo” by Rachel Poliquin.
The book deals taxidermy and tries to understand the motives behind it.
Each chapter deals with a different aspect/reason – wonder, beauty, spectacle, order, narrative, allegory and remembrance.
I’ve been also looking through ebay, amazed with specimen jars and people selling dead animals online. I collected a few images that I found interesting. I liked the ones where the animal was isolated or held by human hands.
http://www.parsonstaxidermy.com/webcam.html this is interesting to watch, because of that project idea I had.