The purpose of this extended note on Tristram Cary is to provide a context within which to introduce several electronic music instruments within the collection of the Powerhouse Museum. These will include two pre-synthesiser devices, early EMS synthesisers and other custom built objects that are now part of the museum’s collection.
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I'm starting to notice a bit of a theme amongst some of the entries for our 1st birthday competition - stories about mysterious sightings in the Museum, ghosts and other morbid tales! So, perhaps it's a good time to raise some objects from the dead again in part 3 to our 'Death in the Museum' series!
Part 3 in a series (click here for part one, and part two) I have been pretty inspired by recent research done by Einar Docker on Annette Kellerman here at the Museum and I was amazed to find that we have this casket in our collection.
Unlucky Friday the 13th is apparently the most popular superstition in the world. I, for one, do not have supersititious beliefs, I open umbrellas inside, I like black cats, and I confidently walk under ladders.
In the first contribution to Death in the Museum, Erika wrote: ‘coffins have traditionally been made to protect the body, and thus been made out of strong materials such as steel and hardwood’.
I am in the middle of acquiring a coffin, and not just any coffin, one that is environmentally friendly. This LifeArt coffin is not only spectacular looking, it is also made from almost 100% recycled materials, and will break down easily once in the ground.