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Margaretha Dubach's Mice Museum at Naturhistorisches Museum, Bern

Posted in Cryptozoology, Curiosa & Forteana, Exhibitions / Openings / Signings, Eyecandy, Taxidermy & Grotesk by Suzanne on November 18th, 2011 | BBC Wikipedia


Peek into a scene of Margaretha Dubach's Mice Museum, photo by Andi Teuscher - click to enlarge

I'm not sure how many of you remember my appeal to save the beloved Mice Museum that I posted back in March this year.

Well, good news is it's been saved. And that means all of Margaretha Dubach's original 22 display cabinets with taxidermied and skeletal mice telling the story of Otto Maus - who happens to be Hieronymouse's cousin - and the phantasmagoria and nightmares he encounters after being chased away for stealing pudding.


Peek into a scene of Margaretha Dubach's Mice Museum, photo by Christian D. Link - click to enlarge

The mice are now in the capable paws of Christian D. Link and the little furry friends are currently on show at Naturhistorisches Museum in Bern, Switzerland, where they will remain on display until January 2012 - I will try to drop by with Hieronymouse himself early next year. He does miss his Emmentaler. And his family.

Details below. For a little video overview (in German) of the original Mice Museum click here.


Peek into a scene of Margaretha Dubach's Mice Museum, photo by Franz Rindlisbacher - click to enlarge

On show: Nov 9, 2011 - Jan 29, 2012

Address: Naturhistorisches Museum, Bernastrasse 15, CH-3005 Bern, Switzerland, email: contact@nmbe.ch, tel. +41 31 350 71 11 | Map

Hours: Mon: 2 - 5 PM, Tue - Fri: 9 AM - 5 PM, Sat - Sun: 10 AM - 5 PM

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3 comments to " Margaretha Dubach's Mice Museum at Naturhistorisches Museum, Bern "

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    Maika says:

    Hooray! What a relief. With any luck I'll get to visit it myself someday too.

    November 18th, 2011 at 2:59 am

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    Suzanne says:

    Indeed. It would have been a tragedy for the taxidermy arts and the mouse world as a whole had it been split up between private collectors during the liquidation process.

    November 18th, 2011 at 3:06 am

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    Suzanne says:

    I just realised again how much I love the fact that the mouse in the second picture on the left has a pet cat. Heh.

    November 18th, 2011 at 3:11 am

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