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The Museum Of Whales You Will Never See: And Other Excursions to Iceland's Most Unusual Museums

Author: A. Kendra Greene.

The Museum Of Whales You Will Never See: And Other Excursions to Iceland's Most Unusual Museums

Author: A. Kendra Greene.

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Item #: D40098
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 252
Publication Date: 2020
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143135463
Having roughly the population of Lexington, Kentucky, Iceland is home to only 330,000 people but more than 265 museums and public collections. They range from the Phallological Museum—which collects the penises of every mammal known to exist in Iceland—to the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft. Presenting dreamlike anecdotes and 30 illust... More
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Having roughly the population of Lexington, Kentucky, Iceland is home to only 330,000 people but more than 265 museums and public collections. They range from the Phallological Museum—which collects the penises of every mammal known to exist in Iceland—to the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft. Presenting dreamlike anecdotes and 30 illustrations, A. Kendra Greene considers what we can learn about a people from a seemingly random assortment of objects: a stuffed whooper swan, a rubber boot, a shard of obsidian, and a chastity belt for rams.


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