Monday, September 14, 2009

A Visual Science Museum for Micro-Organisms

Visual Science and design are on the flip-side of the coin that has art and visual culture on the other side. They are all aspects of our visual world.

For several centuries, artists from the visual art and culture side have had museums like the Metropolitan Museum of Art to display depictions of the human figure, still-lives, landscapes or non-figurative motifs. One subject has been widely neglected all those years: Micro-organisms!

The Micropolitan Museum finally exhibits these often overlooked works of visual science which are only visible with the aid of the microscope. Curator Wim van Egmond has collected the finest microscopic masterpieces nature has ever produced during eons of natural selection.

Click on the heading above to go to the Micropolitan Museum of microscopic "art" forms.

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