Book Blast – The Big Book Of Exhibits
A perfect Christmas gift for any inquisitive child
The Big Book Of Exhibits is a gorgeously illustrated full-colour hardback is a cabinet of curiosities in its own right, showcasing a range of significant museums, collections and exhibits from Australia and around the world. From some of the oldest objects in the world, to an underwater museum in Mexico and a collection of the world’s smallest books in Russia, this book includes over 50 exhibitions from past to present.
It covers controversial exhibits, world-famous artefacts, surprising and unusual objects, playful and pretend museums made by artists, as well as some of the more weird and wonderful exhibits from private collectors. Covering a wide range of topics, from art, technology, the natural sciences, medicine, and the cultures of everyday life, this book is for readers aged 9+ with an interest in the weird and wonderful world around them.Read more
Amongst the colourful collection of curiosities are several Australian exhibits including, WIM DELVOYE’S POO MACHINE – MONA, Hobart; RARE AND ENDANGERED TREES – National Arboretum, Canberra; MUSEUM OF UNDERWATER ART (MOUA) – In the middle of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef; LUCIENNE RICKARD’S EXTINCTION STUDIES, 2019-2020 – Tasmanian Art Gallery and Museum and MUSEUMS OF LOST PHOTOGRAPHS – Art galleries around Australia.
Duffy’s Thoughts on The Big Book Of Exhibits
I love children’s books with fantastic illustrations. As a child myself I was (and still am) a big fan of Quentin Blake. I also had a range of hardback books called Value books which I went back to time and time again finding out about Helen Keller or Benjamin Franklin. Forty years on I still have vivid and fond memories of these books and The Big Book of Exhibits will be no different for new readers.
The illustrations are fantastic, so are the quirky and interesting exhibits nestled in the pages. A perfect book gift for any inquisitive child ages 9 and up and one that will become a treasure found under the Christmas tree for sure!
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