Wunderkammer :: MJT Collected!
But tough times call for tough measures.
Attendance figures have been dropping steadily and we need a blockbuster to woo the punters back. I’m afraid that many lost confidence with our last spongecat outage and Inky’s continuing disappearance can’t help but sow doubts in the minds of even our most loyal supporters. We need to show that we’re rock solid, and what better way to do this than to annexe the most reputable collections to our own galleries?
So Mr Wilson’s very prestigious establishment has to sacrifice its independence. This is a coup for me*, and a great day for the Museum. Finally, MoD can revel in the classics such as the microminiatures of Hagop Sandaljian, The Stink Ant of the Cameroon, the Deprong Mori of the Tripiscum Plateau, Fruit Stone Carving and the Horn of Mary Davis of Saughall. Every single thing about the MJT is as delicious as its mice on toast display. And possibly never more so than in the photographs, taken in situ, by MoD contributor Mr B. These photographs, miracles of mystery, re-kindled my lust for acquisition and my passion for larceny.
Mary Davis of Saughall's Horn
Museum Of Jurassic Technology >>
Listen to a doco about MJT by Laurence Weschler or read the transcript >>
The Museum of Jurassic Technology, founded by David and Diana Wilson in 1989, is located at 9341 Venice Boulevard, in the Palms district of Los Angeles, California, USA. A small branch of the museum is located inside the Karl Ernst Osthaus Museum in Hagen, Germany.
Factual information from Wikipedia >>
eyestorm - article - The Museum of Jurassic Technology by Ralph Rugoff >>
See more of The Blen a.k.a Mr B's MJT Set >>
Or his photostream >>
* Perhaps those whining white-anters in Administration will now FINALLY lay-off their complaining about the obscure nature of some of my recent acquisitions. Like most bureaucrats, they don't realise the worth of something until someone else -- and preferably someone with a bad suit and premature interjection -- tells them it's good. So because they've all heard about MJT and it has been extensively covered in the media etc etc they think that it's important. Not that it isn't. But my point is, if it didn't suck up all the media attention it can get, Admin would right now be writing it off as just as another vanity exercise... and be on my case about the expense. And whether there's space for it. And who's going to dust it. Etc etc etc ad bleeding nauseum...