The Redpath Museum, on the McGill University campus, is a natural history potpourri, a wunderkammer writ large.Exhibits on zoology, mineralogy, paleontology, and, um, ethnology, fill the place, which is the oldest building built as a museum in Canada. It was completed 1882, and has a very Victorian feel (but lacks the requisite dust and must).La defense du Narval, and some other, defenseless, specimens.A slice of Douglas Fir with a diameter of about six feet.It was 300+ years old when it was cut down. Except for the fossils, minerals, and the world cultures material, of course, an awful lot of killing filled up collections like these.Yes, a deeply ambivalent fascination.
- The loudest wheeled cart in history of NYPL just pushed down north side of Rm 315 . Like a tropical downpour on metal roof. 15 minutes ago
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