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Once called the "Stephen Fry of Museum Blogging," this tumblog, written by a frustrated museologist, is dedicated to the small, random museums and weird attractions of the world. Always informative, usually funny, sometimes offensive.

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Final drawing for "Higglety Pigglety Pop! Or, There Must Be More to Life", 1967.
Part of the Maurice Sendak Collection at the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadephia, home to over 10,000 Sendak objects, including original drawings, preliminary sketches, manuscript materials, photographs, proofs and rare prints of his books. R.I.P. 1928-2012

Final drawing for "Higglety Pigglety Pop! Or, There Must Be More to Life", 1967.

Part of the Maurice Sendak Collection at the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadephia, home to over 10,000 Sendak objects, including original drawings, preliminary sketches, manuscript materials, photographs, proofs and rare prints of his books. R.I.P. 1928-2012

“Edgar Allan Poe (right), who spent time at the Academy of Natural Sciences doing research on mollusks; John Leidy, a young medical student (center); and Samuel George Morton, a physician and naturalist, at the Academy’s new building at Broad and Samson Streets in Philadelphia during the winter of 1842-43. This daguerreotype is the oldest known photograph of the interior of an American museum.” (nytimes)

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Part of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the Mütter Museum started in 1858 with the medical research collection of Dr. Thomas Mütter. Known for oddities, specimens, wax models and antique medical instruments; it also includes well-known displays of the tallest skeleton, the liver of conjoined twins Chang and Eng as well as the thorax of John Wilkes Booth. And you can buy a Mütter Museum shot glass in the shop. I know, because I have one.