Tag Archives: Natural History Museum

The Old Story

325-22 325-24As seen at the Museum of Natural History in Wiesbaden (Naturhistorische Sammlungen im Museum Wiesbaden). The new exhibition focuses on aesthetics rather than the systematic aspects of biology – which I think is different. If you happen to be in Wiesbaden, this museum would be my recommendation for a rainy day. In fact, a friend’s ten-year-old son bears witness  to children enjoying it too.

Ornithologie (Naturhistorische Sammlungen)

325-03 325-04 325-07 325-09Once in the museum, even animals turn into objects. Should you like to read about the role of photography in establishing objectivity here is book I can recommend: Lorraine Daston and Peter Galison, Objectivity.