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Museums; Sensory Overload

MfN_Sauele

One of the things I love about the Museum of natural History in Berlin is… it’s history. I don’t know if Heinrich expereinces the thrill of entering the space after doing it day-in-day-out for years, but I cherish the chances to visit him because – beyond our discussions – the place oozes generational passion for understanding the world. This column is literally right outside of Heinrich’s office and – strategically, you might say, so that no one can say that they are bored should he arrive a minute late. I unwrapped it hastily to show about 3/4s of its coolness, and you can see that the animals are the animals they are supposed to be, despite the materials they pecked out of and the constraints of logistics and workforce. These are all up and down the stairwell as well, no two alike. I’ll have to pester him to do some 3D scans. :-)

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Heinrich says:
01/31/2013

Do I experience the thrill? Sure do. Also the thrill of falling over loose flooring, or getting splinters under my skin from breaking handrails or windows.

d maas says:
01/31/2013

See? Adventure!

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