Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Steampunk rampant!

A BBC report drew my attention to a recently-concluded exhibition of Steampunk at the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford, England.

In this video clip the Museum's Director and others introduce us to the exhibition.

There were some weird, wacky and wonderful exhibits on display. Here are photographs of a few of them.

The Museum also organized a live mannequin steampunk event on January 30th, which drew some . . . er . . . interesting characters!

I'd have loved to have been able to visit that exhibition! Perhaps next time . . . Meanwhile, those who like this sort of thing will find plenty more information, photographs and videos at the Museum's Web site. It's a lot of fun. If you'd like to know more about the Steampunk scene, I recommend the UK Steampunk Network Web site as a good starting point.



Old NFO said...

Neat pics! And I wonder how many are actually workable... :-)

Anonymous said...

I WANT that watch! No, I NEED that watch. Too kewl!!

#1 - Does it work?
#2 - Can I buy one? How much? And where?

B Woodman

Art Donovan said...

Hello, B Woodman,

The watch us by French master horologist, Vianney Halter. Yes, mostly all of the pieces in the exhibition are for sale.
You can contact me at donovandesign@optonline.net
if you had any specific questions.

My Best Regards and Wishes for Spring.

Art Donovan,
Curator, Steampunk Exhibition,
MoHS, Oxford, UK