Sharing a great passion for seventeenth-century microscopes, microscopy and microscopists, and their representations of the microworld, this international team connects skills and knowledge from various disciplines. And from different institutional and educational backgrounds. We humble ourselves in the face of the pioneering work our protagonists did in the 17th century – they had no clue as to where to look and how to interpret what they saw – which we can only try to reconstruct and understand, anno 2022.
We are honoured to cooperate with experts on specific topics from all over the world, including the eight distinguished members of our Advisory Board.
Now on show: Crawly Creatures. Curator Jan de Hond shows us one of the highlights of the exhibition. This table ornament features all kind of crawly creatures. They are life casts, casts of real animals! 🐍🐢🦎