Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Museum Time Forgot

One of the blogs I read regularly is the wonderfully quirky Curious Expeditions. It's written by two people who are, as they say, "devoted to unearthing and documenting the wondrous, the macabre, and the obscure from around the globe." In the time that I've been reading the blog, they've come up with some really amazing things, plucked from the dusty corners of shops and markets across the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

A few weeks ago, they were in Romania and wrote about what they called "
The Museum Time Forgot." This was the Zoological Museum in Cluj-Napoca, Romania (picture above from Curious Expeditions). Coming as this post did just a month after I wrote about the old methods of exhibition, I found it an interesting example of a real-life museum stuck in the past.

So feel free to click through to the post and read more about this museum. The folks at Curious Expeditions, having been there in person, have certainly written a more detailed & thoughtful description of the museum than I would be capable of. However, please be aware that their photos include some potentially disturbing images of dissected animals (including a human fetus). The photos aren't for the faint of heart, but I think it's a valuable peek at such an anachronistic museum.