Museums are a good indication of what makes a community tick. They are treasure troves, and they reflect back to us as a community the whole gamut of what a society is like – what we treasure, what we find important, how we express ourselves and also some of the small details that we might otherwise forget.
There are museums for every aspect of life and art in some countries, and other countries are not so intent on keeping a record of all that happens in community life. As cat lovers, we have to be glad of the fact that there are some places in the world where you will find cat-themed museums.
Here are 5 of them, found by Cari Jorgensen. We’re so lucky that Cari travels, and that she also writes about it! This time, for CatChannel, and you’ll find the article link below.
First on the list: Cat Museum San Francisco
There’s that Mark Twain quote “Of all God’s creatures there is only one that cannot be made the slave of the lash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but would deteriorate the cat.” It leads off the home page of the museum, with all Twain’s wry humour and underlying truths!
And how does the museum approach its exhibits? As Cari Jorgensen says:
”This museum explores the 5,000-year relationship between cats and humans. There are cat-themed exhibitions, and their website features the cats of Ancient Egypt, cats that have appeared in print and film, and more.”
Cat Museum San Francisco: an image from one of the series of
pop-up exhibits on the streets of San Francisco in 2014
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