Ode To A Grecian Urn by John Keats concludes:
“Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.”
If such may be argued to be the case, then one need not concern themselves whether the displays in the Museum of Jurassic Technology are factual—they may or may not be but none of the museum staff will tell you. Instead, it is a maze of twilight truths. Darkened, mysterious rooms hold strange oddities that might have been picked out of the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford or have been designed by an artist inspired by history and the occult. Rooms delve into ancient medical traditions, a tragic actress, trailer parks, early space travel, and a monk’s studies into magnetism to explain the divine’s intangible but powerful influence in the world.
One could also consider it to be the most complex curation joke. One mini documentary had me almost on the ground rolling with laughter after a minute pause between a German voice over and it’s following English translation. Somebody must have been watching Lost In Translation shortly before recording this display.
But ye need not know the intentions of the creator.
It is beautiful, it is moving, and it doesn’t allow pictures.