The dollhouses of death that changed forensic science

The dollhouses of death that changed forensic science

Something terrible happened in these dollhouses. Maybe a suicide. A murder. A stabbing with an adorable knife. These dollhouses are part of Frances Glessner Lee’s Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, which she made in the 1940s and early 50s. They’re in the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum for a reason. They’re incredibly…Continue reading The dollhouses of death that changed forensic science

Museums are Filled with Dead Animals. How Are They So Lifelike?

Museums are Filled with Dead Animals. How Are They So Lifelike?

I love going to museums, but sometimes you get there and there’s an animal. This lion looks like it might have walked out of Africa recently. They’ve actually been in this museum for a while, like longer than I’ve been alive. Museums have been educating humans with stories of nature forever, and what better way…Continue reading Museums are Filled with Dead Animals. How Are They So Lifelike?