August 5, 2010 - 1 comment.

Skeletons in the Closet

For the last 2 years Vienna based photographer Klaus Pilcher has had behind the scenes access to the city's Museum of Natural History. The result is a continually developing body of work evoking it's unseen archive of nature - Skeletons in the closet - showing specimens stored, wrapped and filed. Animals are stacked haphazardly or neatly ordered, sometimes floating eerily in the spaces they inhabit, but always intriguing and sometimes beautiful. A fascinating take on museums and the idea of what goes on beyond the gallery.

[pullquote author="Klaus Pilcher"]It all started when I happened to catch a glimpse through a basement window of the museum of natural history one night: an office with a desk, a computer, shelves and a stuffed antelope. This experience left me wondering: what does a museum look like behind the scenes? How are exhibits stored when they are not on display?...Full of life, but dead nonetheless[/pullquote]

Published by: Katie in Blog, Nature, Photography


mat mcd
August 15, 2010 at 9:58 pm

I share klaus’s fascination with things glimpsed through a window and
Can see how that got him started.
Love the shark peeking around the corner.

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