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This tablet of clear resin holds some fascinating objects and materials and can be viewed at the Mini Museum. – AFP
A ‘portable collection of curiosities’ at museum set up by Hanz Fex.
A SERIES of pocket-sized collections of rare specimens billions of years old have become the latest big hit on crowdfunding website Kickstarter, earning over US$1mil (RM3,25mil) and becoming the most-funded project within the site’s “art” section to date.
Billed as “a portable collection of curiosities”, the Mini Museum consists of limited-edition tablets of clear resin that hold a plethora of fascinating objects and materials. The collections include morsels of meteorite over four billion years old, dinosaur feces and even a piece of palm tree from ... Antarctica.
Other incredible fragments include pieces of the Berlin Wall, pieces of a human skull and a human brain, a T-Rex’s tooth and some foil from Apollo 11’s first lunar landing.
The brainchild of product designer Hans Fex, the Mini Museum is the result of a lifetime spent collecting rare specimens. The project was inspired by Fex’s father, a research scientist and collector of artefacts. The inventor has travelled all over the world to amass his collection.
The Mini Museum comes in three different sizes, containing between 11 and 30 different specimens. The full list of materials included in each individually numbered tablet can be found at minimuseum.com. – AFP Relaxnews
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