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Museums Challenged to Showcase ‘Creepiest Objects’ Deliver Stuff of Nightmares

Category: From Within the Museum Field

“Institutions readily rose to the challenge, flooding the Twitter thread with sinister submissions: a worn, beaked, 17th- or 18th-century plague mask from the Deutches Historisches Museum in Berlin; a bloated “zombie blowfish” from the Bexhill Museum in East Sussex; an iron mask—designed for public humiliation and sporting an eerie, lopsided grin—from the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.”

– Katherine Wu

When the National Museums of Scotland sent out the call for museums to post the creepiest objects in their collections on Twitter, they stepped up.

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