Following recent appearances in central and south London, a ‘merman’ once in the collections of Henry Wellcome, is now on display in Tottenham.
The merman is now part of the collections of the Horniman Musem and is currently on loan to Bruce Castle Museum. The mysteries of this object – and its cultural and collecting contexts – will be the subject of a talk at Bruce Castle Museum on the evening of Wednesday 29th February, from Wellcome Library Research Officer, Ross MacFarlane and Horniman Museum curator Paolo Viscardi. The talk is free and begins at 7.30pm (more details are available through the Bruce Castle Museum website).
Ross and Paolo will also be speaking at ‘An Evening with the Merman’, a Café Sci event taking place at the Horniman Museum next Thursday evening (23rd February, 7pm-9pm). They’ll be joined by curators from the museums that the Merman has been displayed at as part of the Horniman’s touring exhibition. This event is also free, but tickets must be booked in advance. More details are available on the Horniman Museum’s website.