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Museum of Natural History - NYC I always liked this big collection of sea creature and things all crammed into this small area in the museum especially the big hanging display with the giant squid and the sperm whale fighting.

Natural history museum collections are tremendous repositories of specimens and data of many sorts, including phenotypes, tissue samples, vocal recordings, geographic distributions, parasites, and diet.  Photo by Jeremiah Trimble, Department of Ornithology, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University.

Natural history museum collections, photo by Jeremiah Trimble, Department of Ornithology, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University.

The artist Viktor Wynd is a collector with no apparent filter – taxidermy, human remains, giant beans and McDonald’s Happy Meal toys all form part of his collection. The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History opens on 7 November in London; Viktor Wynd’s Cabinet of Curiosities, published by Prestel, is out now.

The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities – in pictures

The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Art & Natural History, London. This is definitely an out of the norm museum ! All of the creepy and diverse exhibits are sure to keep me in awe of the many activities London's art culture holds!

After a tremendously successful Kickstarter campaign, Viktor Wynd raised £16,090 of his £10,000 target and The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art and Natural History is now officially open...

After a tremendously successful Kickstarter campaign, Viktor Wynd raised of his target and The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art and Natural History is now officially open.

Articulated Turtle Skeleton Natural Shell

Articulated Turtle Skeleton Natural Shell

Real, articulated skeleton mounted to a wooden base and protected under a removeable plexiglass case.

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