Earlier this week, I had the possibility to visit the Museum of Morphology in Merelbeke near Ghent (Belgium). A nice small museum on faculty of veterinary Medicine. A beautiful collection of morphological museum specimen of animals, preserved and presented in a very respectful way. The main purpose of the museum is to give students the opportunity to study the morphology of animals. to go have a closer look inside the animal...( heart, vessels, bone structures, intestines...) or for comparative reasons. There are three types of specimen: skeletons, moulds and plastinates.
I was there for one of my artworks - a small series of animal embryo's I just started working on and for which I need as much three-dimensional material as possible... and a nice talk with a biologist/morphologist/art lover.
Some photographic impressions of the museum, and a thank you to the conservator!
Work in progress, Thoughts, ideas with no particular shape, exhibition setups and photos of openings, nice visits to interesting colleagues and scientists...