Longitude Punk’d

Screen Shot 2014-05-19 at 10.56.27“Steampunk artists have taken over the Time galleries at the Royal Observatory, creating a lavishly re-imagined story of the pursuit for longitude. Bursting with quirky characters, this witty, theatrical, and fabulously inventive narrative reinterprets the science and the drama of the 18th-century quest, bringing to life madcap inventors, stargazing scientists and extremely elegant explorers of the past.”

Very funny show – go when it’s quiet and read the captions…. broken flanges, unknown contraptions and oil paintings that supposedly depict the aftermath of its captain accidentally conjuring a sea monster. A fun reinterpretation of items within the Museum’s collection.

SteampunkLongitude Punk’d
Royal Observatory Greenwich
10 April 2014 – 4 January 2015

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