Amazing Blaschka glass models from UK Natural History Museum

CapnNemo

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Hello All,

I received my copy of the Natural History Museum's member's magazine today and there is a fascinating article about the collection of Blaschka glass models in there. Here's an article from the museum's website.

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/virtual-wonders/det_vrblaschka1.html

These models are absolutely beautiful! I've never seen anything like them, they are pretty old and much in need of repair.

I've also found this link

http://www.warmus.com/Blaschka Sea Creatures Cornell Warmus.htm

which has some beautiful squid and octopus that they made.
 

Tintenfisch

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:shock:

Man, if I have ever wanted to Jedi-mind-trick someone into accidentally making the statement 'Free to a good home' (legally binding, of course)... the time is now.
 

Nancy

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It's amazing such beautiful models can be made of glass.

I once visited a glass flower collection, probably made in the same period, belonging to Harvard University. These beautiful glass flowers were full size and looked so very real.

Nancy
 

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Amazed and delighted at the rarified beauty of this collection! CapnNemo, thank you so very much for this beautiful set of links!
I'm particularly keen on the histioteuthis...
 

CapnNemo

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There's a really nice glass octopus in the NHM member's magazine, I'll see if I can get it online for you to see, the colours are unbelievable.

At the end of the article it says 'Members can request a tour of the collection before making a donation to their upkeep and restoration' apparently they have been stored in 'less than ideal conditions', might have to see if I can save up a bit of cash and take a trip to the museum. Perhaps I might combine it with my visit in October for the Giant Squid tour., if I can wait that long.
 

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Man, if I have ever wanted to Jedi-mind-trick someone into accidentally making the statement 'Free to a good home' (legally binding, of course)... the time is now.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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