It looks as if museums across the globe are getting bored with all this quarantine stuff. The pleasure of observing their visitors shock at the sight of an unsettling exhibit has been ripped away. Instead, they’ve taken their most disturbing pieces and served them up on social media.
The #CreepiestObject hashtag has gained traction on Twitter as a result, as museums everywhere attempt to one-up each-other with whack shit.
The #CreepiestObject hashtag is now a thing on Twitter. Museums across the world are locking horns and sharing the creepiest pieces in their collection.
Apparently we can blame England’s Yorkshire Museum for this collection of atrocities. They issued a challenge last week with their prized hair bun from the burial of a Roman woman.
It would seem that their expectations have been easily surpassed. Responses range from a cross-sectioned cat, to the mutated face of a child mannequin.
You can check out our ‘favourites’ below. But be warned, they’re pretty cursed.
— Nova Scotia Museum (@NS_Museum) April 17, 2020
— Natural Sciences NMS (@NatSciNMS) April 17, 2020
— Grant Museum of Zoology (@GrantMuseum) April 17, 2020
Our museum joined twitter solely to participate! This contribution is an early 19 c. wax child mannequin from Germany. It was stored face-down in a heated attic for many years, flattening its features into a snout. Please enjoy. #CreepiestObject #CURATORBATTLE pic.twitter.com/W3kitF7Utt
— Museum of Fear and Wonder (@MuseumFear) April 21, 2020
So we couldn’t let the moment for #CreepiestObject #CURATORBATTLE pass us by… From the Dept of Creepy in our Education Collection: a naturally mummified pigeon. Sealed into the wall of a building, this pigeon died, desiccated and then its feathers were eaten clean by insects. pic.twitter.com/qpfE7kA02t
— Bell Museum (@BellMuseum) April 20, 2020
— GR Public Museum (@GRMuseum) April 20, 2020
— Punk Science (@Punk_Science) April 17, 2020