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Small Worlds: the art of the invisible — exhibition at the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford

By December 1, 2007No Comments

Last month, the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford opened a new exhibition called “Small Worlds: the art of the invisible”. Made in collaboration with artist Heather Barnett and poet Will Holloway, the museum uses its collection of Victorian and Edwardian microscopical specimens to stage a display of images, animation and poetry. “Where else”, the Director, Jim Bennett, asks, “can you admire bespoke wallpaper and curtains while listening to poems derived on audio-handsets?”, and adds: “If you find yourself within reach, it’s worth a look, and a listen (we think)”.

The website pictures are alluring. The exhibition will continue till 6 April 2008. Regular opening hours are: Tuesday to Friday 12-5, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 2-5 (closed between Christmas and New Year). Until you have a chance to see it, you can send e-card greetings with specimen-pics to your friends.

Yet another event that shows that the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford is one of the most innovative STM-museums in the world.

Thomas Söderqvist

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