Monday, November 30, 2009

Museum of The History of Science - Oxford

Currently there is an exhibition called 'Steampunk' at the Museum of The History of Science. There are Victorian style objects - dressed up in brass and leather - Victorian materials and workmanship - which have futuristic functions. It is the world as it might have been.
Alongside are exhibits from the museum's own collection which helped inspire the Steampunk movement in Science Fiction and Art. This is a skull mapping device.
This is a model of the solar system's movements.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Ashmolean Re-opens

Here is room 2 with an exploration of the study of the human figure in art. The Ashmolean museum in Oxford has re-opened after a lot of building work, and it is stunning...
It used to be a bit dull and dusty. But now everything is displayed so well and so artistically.
Lawrence of Arabia's clothes are reflected here in a display case...
A map helps to explain the ancient world.