Our first major fundraiser is scheduled for June 3 and will be a rooftop cocktail party featuring live music from Sista Lee and The Strangest Dreamers. $50 will get you entry to the concert, 3 cocktails and canapes. The evening will kick off at 4pm in time for sunset and go through until 8pm in time to move on to dinner. Tickets available at cloudland.eventbrite.com.au
If you can’t make it then please consider making a donation on the ticketing website anyway. If every ratepayer in Gympie donated just $1 we could open tomorrow!
Sad news from New York today that the Morbid Anatomy Museum isn’t going to make it. After 2+ years of blood, sweat and tears they have decided to close their doors . It made me realise that if Gympie wants our museum to succeed then you are really going to have to get behind us. If you want a world class facility full of tourists, scientists, students, teachers, artists and tradespeople you are going to have to support us. If you want a community hub that provides jobs and income that will bypass-proof this town of ours then you are going to have to show up to events, talk about it to everyone you know, make suggestions, promote it and – most of all – love it. ❤ Because it takes a village to bring up a museum and you’re my village. We’ll give you 200% and we’ll make you proud but we really can’t do it without you.
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RIP MORBID ANATOMY MUSEUM We regret very much to inform you that the Morbid Anatomy Museum has ceased operations. We are incredibly grateful to the many people–including presenters, enthusiasts, teachers, visitors, contributors, collectors, donors, board members and more–who made up this wonderful community dedicated to the celebration of artifacts, histories and ideas that fall between the cracks of high and low culture. We look forward to seeing how our many friends and collaborators will continue to explore their interests now that the Museum has closed. Over the past two and a half years, we have worked hard to create a museum unlike any other, and to support a community that values our distinctive exhibitions, lecture series, and workshops. We are proud of the unique, award winning and critically acclaimed work we have done. Good press, however–as we have learned–does not pay the rent. Our institution was made possible by an incredible investment from our co-founder and a dedicated group of early supporters, but we were sadly unable to develop the broad support from our audience and from grants, gifts, and other sponsorship that is necessary for sustainability. So again, many, many thanks to all of you–our friends, collaborators, and stakeholders–for believing in us, and for your support of so many kinds. We don’t yet know what comes next, but we’ll look forward to seeing you on the other side of this. Love, The Team at Morbid Anatomy
Hey, what’s that there on that beautifully laid out table??? A jar of Gympie Bone Museum delicious Flesh Eating Beetles? How’d that get there??
Behold the Rest In Pieces Christmas party table made glorious by Put Your Heart Into It
If you’d like to meet the team from Rest In Pieces and get a look at our old Gympie bones at the same time you can come along to the Art of Taxidermy talk in Brisbane on Nov 18. Or sign up for one of their other workshops. We really can’t recommend them enough.
These bone pens in 5 different skeletal shapes are even better in person than they look in the photos. I ordered 50 of them online and I was so impressed with the quality when they arrived.
They sit really nicely in your hand and have black ink which has made them hugely popular with nurses who need to use black pens on their paperwork.
They’ve been so popular that I’ve had to order more already.
They’re the perfect Christmas stocking stuffer for the lab tech, med student, nurse, science teacher, little learner or special nerd in your life. You can get them online from our friends at Dissection Connection who will make sure every cent comes back to the Gympie Bone Museum project.
I’ve decided that in honor of our resident expert in all things museums, collections and dead things generally – who happens to be an invertebrate palaeontologist – that our first collection and exhibition out to be about those of us that let it all hang out. The invertebrate that have exoskeletons. Who don’t hide their bony bits under layers of mush and muscle but put it out there in glorious calcium carbonate. Here’s a particularly lovely example of an exoskeleton from Plant Presents that lives on my verandah. Plant Presents is another Gympie gold nugget. If you haven’t checked them out already you should have a look now.
Thanks to Gympie Party World our little pop up shop at the Rainbow Beach Spring Festival really looked the part. Working with Gympie businesses like these is going to be such a pleasure.