Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Museum of Natural History Vienna

I visited the Vienna Natural History Museum in Second Life and was met outside by a huge dinosaur skeleton and an unbelievably large King Kong. The noises are quite horrifying, it sounds like one of them is eating something and I did not like to think of what it may be!

The building is impressive and rather beautifully constructed having the most lovely ceiling in the downstairs museum area.

There is a rather inspiring Greek room which is interesting.

There is a sort of fresco / cave paining gallery which shows the woolly mammoth, deers, camels  and more...

Most impressive by far is the collection of Bryn Oh sculptures on the top floor. There are very typical of Bryn’s work, all of the creatures have moving part and sounds added but they are inspired by insets etc – hence the natural history museum to show them off. A visit to this area really needs sound enabled, these creatures all have sound similar to radio interference and the overall effect from them together is really strange.
To read more and see many close up photographs of these insects see http://cyberloom.wordpress.com/2009/10/07/homage-to-steampunk-and-bryn-oh/ 

The museum will host meetings, discussions, exhibitions, events and education events, it is a shared place for Europeans and Friends.

The slurl is: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Forum%20Europe/72/78/31

The overall effect is strange, it is atmospheric, different, unusual and quite weird but I like it.


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