Today’s agenda included a field trip to the RISD Nature Lab, a very cool Providence resource that seems to be essentially a laboratory / natural history museum designed for use by artists. It’s the kind of place with stuffed animal heads on the wall:
I was there to chaperon three natural history books from our collections that were going under the microscope:
The purpose of this biblio-magnification is a forthcoming creation by artist (and Special Collections volunteer) Amanda Thackray. Here’s Amanda at the microscope:
And here’s a view of a page under the lens:
Look for future blog posts once the project is complete.
And here, for no particular reason, is a shot of the skeletons at the Nature Lab: