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| Photo Diary | The Micrarium


We found ourselves in an unusual place this weekend. This is The Micrarium - a curious place within an even more curious place.



The learned folks at the Grant Musuem of Zoology have converted an old office into a back-lit enclave to display over 2000 slides in a floor to ceiling installation of our microscopic neighbours. Apparently 95% of species in the animal kingdom are smaller than our thumbs. But as they tend to make most squeamish rather than curious, they get less attention that the larger fluffier members of the animal kingdom. Yet, seeing all these specimens arranged like this makes it quite mesmerising and oddly beautiful to me at least.

For The Curious | There is a great little video of the making of The Micrarium HERE 


12 comments:

  1. Odd place indeed and beautiful light in the photos :). I love the Mutter Museum in Phila. It's a museum of medical "oddities" like Siamese twins and the biggest tumor ever.

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  2. a curious place indeed, looks really interesting!

    Trona @ Aye Lined

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  3. I'd really love to visit here too, study all the little 'uns.

    Buckets & Spades

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  4. What a truly fascinating and unusual place - just the name, The Micarium, sounds like it must be some kind of wonderful home of curiousities which, based on your description, is exactly what it is. Adding it to my list of places to see one day!
    xox,
    Cee

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  5. I think you would like it! Photography allowed too!

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  6. You must! I can drag you here on day :)

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  7. I think I would like to visit this place. How curious, it sounds like an academic version of a Victorian "freak show"....such a ghastly term but you know what I mean. I hope?

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  8. So awesome and what a clever idea to display them - would love to photograph this place :)

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  9. WOW! Look at all those slides. This seems like such a cool place to go. Wow!!
    Carolyn | Blog

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  10. You'd like it! And yea, I know what you mean!

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