Afternoon in the Museums

Wolf wanted to see the Spy exhibit at the Pacific Science Center (SPY: The Secret World of Espionage)  We went today because a part of another exhibit leaves next week.  He also
wanted to see the Game of Thrones costumes that are temporarily part of the Science Fiction Museum’s “Fantasy” installation.  All the photos are here.

No photos were allowed in the Spy exhibit and it was quite dark.  I did manage a quick sketch of this first ever “surveillance drone”.  This is a mount of a pigeon with it’s camera circa 1903.  Done in near darkness in a pocket Moleskine watercolor sketchbook.  Colored later from memory.

We spent about 2 hours in the exhibit as it was very interesting.  I saw a small cahier Moleskine with this info on the card regarding Joint CIA-military operations in Afghanistan in 2001:  “Our primary tools were 3-by-5 cards or a Moleskine notebook and a mechanical pencil.”

Even using the toilet is educational at the Science Center:

After that we spent a brief visit in the Sci-Fi museum seeing the 2 Game of Thrones costumes.

detail of Cersei Lannister’s gown with armor

detail of Tyrion Lannister’s costume


About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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2 Responses to Afternoon in the Museums

  1. miatagrrl says:

    I’d like to see the spy exhibit, too. It’s annoying when exhibits are so dark! I’ve always found the EMP to be really dark, too.

    • redharparts says:

      Not only is it dark, the lighting is poorly designed. The shadows from the objects fall on the info cards and make them so dark they can hardly be read! Still, it was a very interesting exhibit.

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