ZOMG! Shark in the Hallway!

Austrian photographer Klaus Pichler was walking home late one night when he passed by the Vienna Museum of Natural History and saw a light shining through the museum's basement window. He peeked and saw wonders inside:

“It all started when I happened to catch a glimpse through a basement window of the museum one night: an office with a desk, a computer, shelves, and a stuffed antelope," writes the Austrian photographer. “The experience left me wondering: What does a museum look like behind the scenes?” He was granted access to photograph the museum and ended up spending far longer than he intended on the project, which is currently on view at the museum until February 3. “As a photographer with limited knowledge of scientific research methods, the museum’s back rooms presented to me a huge array of still life," he adds. "Full of life, but dead nonetheless.”

So, how does the museum store all their fantastic specimen, like the life-size shark above? Pichler shows us in his project called Skeletons in the Closet:

View more over at Klaus' official website: Link or if you're in the neighborhood, check out the show (going on till Feb 3, 2013) - via Co.DESIGN and PopSci

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