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Monday, April 17

The Museum of Vitreous Ecology,

Dear Fellows and Colleagues,

I write to invite you to come take a look at an exhibition of glass marine invertebrate models, The Museum of Vitreous Ecology, that Kerstin Barndt and I have curated in the German department. The models, part of the collections of the UM Museum of Natural History, were made in Dresden by father/son glassmakers Rudolf and Leopold Blaschka in the late nineteenth century, and came to Ann Arbor in the early twentieth. They are beautiful and mysterious objects, and the exhibition also features some of the Blaschka's drawings, along with fragments from the history of the species on display. 

The exhibition is open M-F, 9-5 through May 15 and can be found outside MLB 3110 (see attached poster).

We'll be offering a tour of the exhibition on April 26th at 4pm. If you're able to attend, please let me know so we can have enough docents on hand.