The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History, London
11 Mare St, London, E8 4RP
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We need to
1/Finish building The Wunderkabinett, install, light, label & present our wonders
2/hire a Literary Director to program the lecture series
3/ fund the exhibitions program.
4/build the disabled loo
5/develop London's most baroque cocktail menu
The Last Tuesday Society launched it's Little Shop of Horrors in 2009, hovering halfway between theatre and sculpture, shop and museum, academic institution and art gallery, it is, like its founder, both an installation and a performance.
Now following the granting of Museum Status by Hackney Council the Shop is being transformed, with your help, into the countries only Curiosity Museum, a unique Wunderkabinett that will hopes to offer a mirror to a world so suffused with miracles and beauty that any attempt at categorization is bound to fail.
With your help The Upper Galleries will be dedicated to exhibitions, a coral reef aquarium, a minute gift shop & a tiny macabre baroque cocktail bar & cafe, underground The Wunderkabinett will host a gesumskunstwerk of Curiosities, Natural History & Fine Art, from old master etchings to tin toys & extinct birds. For the launch Wynd is inviting a number artists to subvert the permanent collection, responding to the notion of The Infected Museum, while upstairs an exhibition will highlight the English Surrealists and Crypto-Surrealists, from Leonora Carrington, Pailthorpe & Mednikoff to Robin Ironside. Future exhibitions hope to include Tessa Farmer, Gunter Grass, Alasdair Gray, Mervyn Peake, Lina Scheynius, Angus McBane & Austin Osman Spare.
With your help we will put on a packed schedule of talks, class & lectures from the world's endlessly obscure repertoire , from aquarium husbandry to Surrealism,The Mitfords, Sadism, Taxidermy & The Occult, all lubricated with the finest cocktails. The events programme will be co-curated by Viktor Wynd, Mark Pilkington and Amber Butchart.For the more adventurous, The Lion Room - tucked deep in the bowels of the lower galleries - is available for private hire for dinners and intimate encounters for up to ten people. Seated on deep velvet banquettes, guests will dine off a sarcophagus holding a 19th century human skeleton, surrounded by erotica and overlooked by a caged lion skeleton and a disturbingly powerful Mervyn Peake painting.
Every Penny Counts & Every Penny Raised Will Make a Better Museum - choose from over 40 Rewards from £5 with one free entry to a lavish intimate banquet of oysters & lobsters cooked, served and hosted by Viktor Wynd around the Sarcophagus in The Wunderkabinett's Lion Chamber for £100
Get Behind The Bar & Learn To Make (& Drink) Four Classic Cocktails with Our In-House Mixologists
Feb 16th 2017 - Dec 31st 2017
Living Animals Invade The Wunderkabinett - Pet a Python, Fondle a Frog, Touch a Tarantula, cuddle a Chameleon & more in a educational display
Mar 3rd 2017 - Dec 31st 2017
Private View May 9th Exhibition May-September 2017
May 9th 2017 - Sep 30th 2017
Join The Last Tuesday Society as we toast to the Empire of Booze, raising our glasses to a history of the British Empire told through drink and author Henry Jeffreys.
Jul 11th 2017 - Jul 11th 2017
Join Master Storyteller Giles Abbott and just twelve guests around the Sarcophagus in Lion's Chamber of Our Museum's Wunderkabinnet for Monthly Storytelling evenings
Mar 12th 2017 - Jul 9th 2017
Join the reclusive Viktor Wynd on a journey into the bowels of the earth and his basement museum.
Jan 11th 2017 - Jun 21st 2017
Join Viktor Wynd, for a night of Tall Tales from The Brother's Grimm, The Arabian Nights or Ireland accompanied by a Glass of The World's Most Unusual Gin (& T)
Jan 24th 2017 - Jun 20th 2017
Paired with Navy Strength Rum
Jun 6th 2017 - Jun 6th 2017
Join us for an evening of wonder and curiosity, art and science, to celebrate the release of a fascinating new book on the art of taxidermy by New York City taxidermists Divya Anantharaman and Katie Innamorato.
Apr 25th 2017 - Apr 25th 2017
Absinthe & l'Androgynie
Apr 18th 2017 - Apr 18th 2017
with Fenella Hitchcock
Apr 11th 2017 - Apr 11th 2017
An Exhibition of 35 works by the Anglo-Mexican Surrealist from The Viktor Wynd Collection generously supported by Hendrick's Gin.
Sep 17th 2016 - Apr 6th 2017
An Interactive Illusion of the Greatest Kind + Victorian-era Cocktails to Pair
Apr 4th 2017 - Apr 4th 2017
For The Hendrick's Commission 2016 Paul Hazelton Fills the Wunderkabinett with Ghostly Figures made of Dust
Sep 17th 2016 - Mar 31st 2017