Like some Cretaceous arthropod, the museum has been through a long larval stage, then a relatively brief contracted pupa stage (as related in the last-but-one post). It is now fully fledged, and, to mix metaphors, rooted and blossoming on the slope of Portland's favorite extinct volcano. The new space is much grander than any previous one, with room for larger dioramas and more collections. Since its re-opening in December of 2016, the museum has welcomed over two thousand visitors!
The web site, zymoglyphic.org
, has been updated with the latest information. Consult the "About" page
for an overview of the new location. The media and the blogosphere have duly taken note of the new addition to the Portland cultural landscape, and the results can be seen on the "Views of the Museum" page.
A number of zymoglyphic projects are in the works and will be rolling out in the coming weeks and months, so stay tuned!
Photo of new mermaid diorama by Judith Hoffman
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