Adrian Van Allen
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TITLE: Zoologia
DATE: 2011

Archival digital C-prints on Fuji metallic
edition of 10, plus Artist Proof
Print sizes: 12" x18" and 20" x30"

Exhibited at the Compound Gallery in Oakland, California Aug-Oct, 2011
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A photo series shot in the natural history museums and archives of Rome, Bologna, and Florence over a six-month period. In particular, I was interested in contrasting the collections on display (mostly threadbare and some dating from the 19th century) with the private spaces of the museums, where discarded specimens were stacked helter-skelter, and empty display cases held impressions of missing inhabitants.