The exhibit commemorates the 300th anniversary of the Peter the Great museum in St Petersburg, Russia—the Kunstkamera. The Main Street Museum is re-making the display cabinets in eclectic homages known to many as “cabinets of curiosities.”
My bird dolls and prints will be on display as a part of this celebration of our historical obsession with “natural and human curiosities and rarities”.
“We’ve lost our sense of wonder and participation in museums. We go into museums and are passive,” Ford said. “Wall labels tell us, often, what to think as much as they explain; audio tours shuffle us through; and lines are drawn between the arts, science and engineering of an era, as if they existed completely independent of one another.” So Ford has arrayed in his museum an assortment of the eccentric, the lost and forgotten relics of other eras” – Curator, David Fairbanks Ford, interviewed in Art Notes