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Vagrants & Uncommon Visitors

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Literary Nonfiction. Museum Studies. VAGRANTS AND UNCOMMON VISITORS traces the origins, impact, and significance of a bird collection turned museum on the shores of Iceland's Lake Myvatn. The lake supports a eutrophic ecology that, among other things, gives life to an all-but-complete collection of Icelandic birds. The birds, or maybe their collection, give purpose to Sigu ...more
Published August 1st 2017 by Anomalous Press
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Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A family in Iceland honors their sibling's memory by founding a museum containing his taxidermied bird collection.

This book was written by my sister-in-law as a series of long essays about museums of collections in Iceland. As usual, I am impressed with her thoughtfulness and quality of reading. What struck me in this reading was the dedication of the family to create a museum of their loved one's birds. Also, as I was reading I was envisioning what it would be like if I were there visiting that
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