Museums across the world are showcasing on Twitter the creepiest items in their collections, just because we’re all officially bored. The trend started when the Yorkshire Museum shared a bun of human hair which once crowned the head of a Roman woman with the caption: “Museums assemble! It’s time for #CURATORBATTLE.”
Soon after, Berlin’s Deutsches Historisches responded with a plague mask, while Canada’s PEI Museum shared the creepiest children’s toys we’ve ever seen, including a one-eyed ‘Wheelie’, which they claim moves on its own.
If Wheelie didn’t creep you out, England’s Norwich Castle shared a tiny pincushion filled with infant heads and Egham Museum displayed its many cursed dolls, of course. To top that off, York Art Gallery shared a blackened severed leg that’s been fashioned into a makeshift animal with human teeth.
More and more museums are participating in the challenge and adding posts to the hashtag #CURATORBATTLE. What we’re waiting for now is for people, not museums, to flood it with their own creepy items.
That’s it, we’ve all officially lost it. Even museums are using their free time in order to entertain us (and themselves too probably). One good thing that can be said about the current pandemic crisis is that it has reignited our creativity and weirdness.