Hidden Museum

Shaun Parr


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  • Cicada books
  • 2017
  • ISBN 9781908714398
  • 36 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 19.5 x 12.5 x 1.00 cm

In the 16th century, learned aristocrats curated collections of wondrous, exotic artefacts across the fields of natural history, anthropology and religion. These wunderkammern, or cabinets of curiosity, were the precursors to museums – tributes to the thirst for knowledge and understanding that makes us human.

This book is a collection of specimens, geological samples and historical objects. Behind each one hides something that reveals a secret about its creation, evolution or connection to history. Use the red magnifying glass to uncover a second illustration hidden under the first, and illuminate a world beyond the obvious.

Beautifully illustrated and packaged, this is a gift book that will delight and inspire.

Shaun Parr is a young Wigan-based illustrator, whose intricately detailed illustrations are inspired by scientific illustration, biological forms, taxidermy, fossils and geology. Since graduating from Liver- pool School of Art with a first class degree, has been working with various prestigious clients, and was awarded the Cass Art Sketch- book prize in 2015.


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