La Musee de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris

We went to la Musee de la Chasse et de la Nature on Saturday, not quite knowing what to expect. I can safely say that it is up there with the Jewish Museum in Berlin, as favourite museums go.

Gorgeous attention to detail, and a non-didactic exploration of man’s worship of nature as s/he sees it, and of his/her obsession with controlling it, ingesting it, immersing in it, and mastering it. And, most of all, lush in every detail.

The location and building is an experience in itself, and the curation is immaculate.

I loved the knitted rampant polar bear, and the speaking boar’s head was very creepy. I wouldn’t necessarily have been entirely comfortable there, alone at night.

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