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Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Horniman Museum

It's museum weather. Too cold for me to wander around the streets. The Horniman Museum has a collection of ethnic artefact's, musical instruments and stuffed animals. Collected by a Victorian Tea Trader in the 1860's, some of which would never be permitted to leave the countries of origin these days. Egyptian mummies, taxidermied animals of every type imaginable, including a giant walrus.
Over 7,000 musical instruments from around the world are on display with sound recordings for most.
Current exhibitions are more PC. Artist Romuald Hazoumé's installation on tour from the British Museum produced to mark the bicentenary of the parliamentary abolition of the transatlantic slave trade

8 comments:

Tanya said...

Wow, what an amazing collection this tea trader had. Yes, I agree, it is great museum weather :)

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

thanks for the info on the museum. I will have to go there next time i am in London. Also, i loved your skywatch puddle shot.

Sharon said...

Another museum to add to my list of places to visit. Thank you very much.

~PakKaramu~ said...

Pak Karamu visiting your blog

Babooshka said...

Tea was a profitable business judging by these interesting items.

JM said...

Beautiful! These are the kind of ethnic pieces I really love!

Marc said...

Very nice to look at for a while. Love the colour and light.

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