Scritch, Scratch

Come the Beetles!

28 Jan — 31 Jul 22

Large rose chafer. Photo: Museum Wiesbaden / Bernd Fickert

Although beetles are today’s most species-rich zoological order, we are scarcely aware of them in our everyday lives. That is no doubt because very few of them are a nuisance to humans, and even those that do make their presence felt – like furniture, flour, and fur beetles – are good at keeping out of sight. This study exhibition brings these six-legged, armour-clad creatures right up close, with life-size 3D images that give visitors the wherewithal to embark on their own scientific investigations. Literary assistance is on hand too, provided by Jean-Henri Fabre and Ernst Jünger. Both authors were fascinated by beetles and provided new literary lenses through which to appreciate the multiplicity of forms and behaviours they represent. Wilhelm Busch was not the only writer to memorialize the best-known beetle in Germany: “Everyone knows what a maybug is …”


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