A morning spent wandering and discovering in the Western Australian Museum resulted in 300 photos, but grimace not I will only inflict a few upon you – at a time!
I have to be honest, as museums go I was a little disappointed, but when I read that their mission was geological, ethnological and biological I understood why there was such an absence of cultural items, apart from the indigenous culture. So, to be fair, I have to admit that it was an enjoyable experience.
I felt very old when I came across the Tupperware, yes TUPPERWARE display, as my mother had these very items in her kitchen and they were used daily!
There was a lovely butterfly display along one corridor. I always hate the idea of all those beautiful creatures being pinned as sacrifices for our gaze, but as they were already down and pinned, the least I could do was appreciate their beauty and grace.
In the next section there was a rock art display that was incredible. Terra nullius? Never.
Daughter2’s office was not far away, so she was able to lunch with me at the Museum’s Muse Cafe. It started to rain slightly and so we moved inside and sat at a tall table covered in astro turf. It was a first.
She even had time to walk through the Unveiled – 200 years of wedding glamour exhibition with me. I managed to take a couple of photos, before an lovely lady attendant informed me that photography me was not allowed. In my defence, there did not seem to be any signs explaining photography was not allowed, and I had not used a flash, and photography was obviously allowed in the rest of the museum. Sadly, it meant that you missed out on Pink’s pink wedding gown, and Dita von Teese’s purple wedding dress, but I kind of think they were quite in the same league as the older gowns.
This dress was in the foyer and so exempt I assume.
And the first man who says the following is a wedding photo of his wife goes straight to the stick list.