Following last week’s post, which focused on The Museum of Curiosity in London, I began to wonder if other contemporary artists have been inspired by this ‘Wunderkammer’ theme. After a little research, I soon discovered an amazing collaboration between Joanne B Kaar, artist, and Joanne Howdle, museum curator for Caithness Horizons. This collaboration resulted in the creation of a fold-out portable museum of curiosity, which is now available for schools, colleges, community groups and museums, galleries and other heritage organisations to loan.
In the video below, Joanne B Kaar explains the background to this incredible museum, and the fascinating research into botanist and baker Robert Dick that inspired its creation:
Joanne B Kaar has recently started work on another portable museum for Strathnaver Museum. To find out how the project is developing, follow the Strathnaver blog here.
I hope that one day I will have an opportunity to experience these unique museums in the flesh.