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Museum of Comparative Anatomy

Museum of Comparative Anatomy

I posted some tortoises earlier that had only vestigial spines and few if any ribs, using their shell as a stressed structure. These, from the Museum of Comparative Anatomy in Paris, have a complete spine and ribs. It works quite well in stereo, so have a go.

To resolve in stereo, go cross eyed so that one image registers over the other (register features rather than the frame). When you see three images concentrate on the middle one and relax until the three dimensional image pops out. If you have problems, make the image smaller.

University Museum

University Museum

University Museum

University Museum

University Museum

University Museum

University Museum

University Museum

Some wrapped mammal skeletons, protected while the University Museum in Oxford is re-arranged.

To view them in 3D, go cross eyed so the same distinct element from each image register with each other. If you have trouble resolving the image, tilt your head slightly from side to side to make sure the horizons match. When you have resolved the image try to relax to find the full depth of the image. If you are finding this difficult, click on the image and reduce it to a more manageable size.

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

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Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

A few more examples of flattened fossils. as before, the interest is especially in the spines where a few displaced vertebra reveal both the elevation and the section. The flatness is a little like a low relief (see the friezes a few posts back) that exist between the drawing and the object.

From the Natural History Museum in London

I have made a few posts on James Perry Wilson’s work. If you are interested in finding out more about  him, the place to go is here: (or click on the word here)

http://peabody.yale.edu/james-perry-wilson

Michael Anderson has been writing Wilson’s biography for some time and has just released chapter eight, which covers Wilson’s work in the North American Mammal Hall at the American Museum of Natural History. Well worth a read.

When I was doing my research into Wilson’s projection methods Michael Anderson was amazingly helpful, both with his knowledge and expertise but also in arranging access to material and sites. He is the Wilson expert.