Chimeric Wunderkammer

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The Chimeric Wunderkammer contains mostly tinfoil which has been used then laboriously if imperfectly re-flattened. And brown paper bags.

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The bags have very evidently recently contained food, often greasy food (most likely pies), but have been ironed flat for display.

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Some of the tinfoil and brown paper seems to contain objects, although it’s hard to determine if this is an optical illusion.

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When visitors enquire about the nature or indeed reality of these obscured objects, attendants reply archly, ‘Ah, I wonder!’

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One of the more remarkable objects in the Wunderkammer is what seems to be a narwhal wrapped in tinfoil and suspended from the ceiling.

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Admission to the Chimeric Wunderkammer is one milk bottle top bashed flat with a hammer. Unfortunately, such tops are now relatively rare.

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Hot damp objects are usually displayed in steamed up sandwich bags. Gigantic warm objects may be lagged in clingfilm.

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There’s a wine rack of bottles each of which has been filled with seaglass. Unfortunately, the bottles are opaque. And the rack has been walled up.

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Judging from the fluttering action of the brown paper, some of the objects hidden in the Chimeric Wunderkammer appear to still be breathing.

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Visitors are advised not to leave bank robbers in cellophane tied with a bow. There is a proper procedure for donations.

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It’s hoped the gallery of waxwork Wunderkammer attendants will reopen in the new year once we’ve re-coated all the current attendants.

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The ‘Ancient Queens of Egypt in Rolled-up Carpets’ exhibition will close temporarily while we locate that awful smell.

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The Chimeric Wunderkammer would like to thank all contributors to the Rubik’s Meat Cube, both voluntary and involuntary. May your wounds heal soon!

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Please note all entries for the Plasticine Offal Competition must be wrapped in greaseproof paper & securely tied with string NOT sellotape.

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