27 March 2008

The Canadians have mount-ied a Darwin exhibition. (Updated)

Sorry. The Royal Ontario Museum is the current home of the Darwin 2009 exhibition (due to make landfall at the Natural History Museum in London in 2009): Logan Cowell, science and technology editor of Excalibur Online gives a thoughtful review. Excerpt:
Split into nine sections, beginning with ‘The World Before Darwin’ and ending with ‘Darwin’s Legacy,’ the exhibit is filled with original artifacts. These comprise the most compelling sections. A certain respect for Darwin as a naturalist is undeniable after seeing the rudimentary tools he used. His grandfather’s magnifying glass, for example, barely lives up to its name. That men of Darwin’s time could classify and catalogue living things as well as they did is an art mostly lost today.
I hope maybe some of our Canadian friends might be able to trickle over (nothing's very far away in Canada, I understand) and give us a more in depth look at it.

UPDATE: Glendon Mellow, AKA The Flying Trilobite is going for us. Now that I am looking forward to. Go visit his gallery.

5 comments:

FREE RANGE KIDS said...

It's on my list, it's on my list!

FREE RANGE KIDS said...

Yay Glendon!!

nunatak said...

The Darwin exhibition comes to London late 2008 not 2009...

nunatak said...

Oh, and Dispersal of Darwin posted this negative review of the exhibition. It's worth the read...

nunatak said...

Whoops! Here's the link:
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=366059