Mike Snelle’s pop-up Museum of Curiosity in Soho is what you would get it you threw the Natural History Museum, the Soane Museum and Lassco into a cooking pot, and seasoned the mix with pinches of Keith Lo Bue, Adbusters, Lewis Carroll and VAST. There’s a distinct whiff of the Museum of Jurassic Technology about the place too, which my mate Physicus just reminded me of. The museum also provides a quirky complement to the Wellcome Collection’s current Death: A Self Portrait exhibition. In its darkened rooms, disturbing post-modern sculptures and artworks jostle with taxidermied animals and skeletons in a dreamlike cabinet of curiosities, complete with creaky stairs and secret doors. Catch it while you can – entry is free, browsing is welcome, and photography is allowed.
Photos by Sven Klinge
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The Museum of Curiosity is at Pertwee Anderson & Gold Gallery, 15 Bateman St Soho W1D