Rushed to the Met to catch the last day of their Victorian Photocollage exhibit, snip:
Sixty years before the embrace of collage techniques by avant-garde artists of the early twentieth century, aristocratic Victorian women were already experimenting with photocollage. The compositions they made with photographs and watercolors are whimsical and fantastical, combining human heads and animal bodies, placing people into imaginary landscapes, and morphing faces into common household objects. Such images, often made for albums, reveal the educated minds as well as the accomplished hands of their makers. With sharp wit and dramatic shifts of scale akin to those Alice experienced in Wonderland, these images stand the rather serious conventions of early photography on their heads.Also loved this instrument in the Oceanic wing:
Also got their impressive new free map of the museum for children (click to enlarge):
I thought this map was particularly interesting because in a way I think it represents how a lot of people map the world in their own minds, a vague sense of where something should be rather than an exact location.