Thanks to the Balinger Freight Corporation who have given MOSE the latest addition to its collections – a four drawer wooden chest containing pieces of high specification, ceramic matrix composites. Used in some of the very first warp drives they could withstand temperature ranges from between minus 250 degrees C to 3000 degrees C. One of the founders of the Corporation had spent years amassing the objects and similar retro spaceship parts. These he would keep in chests and drawers dating from early 1900s and spend time ensuring that the drawers worked perfectly, that the polish remained smooth, and that he could find a space for storing the redundant small pieces of precision engineering that the Corporation would bring back from their journeys to distant galaxies.
Our newly donated robot R. Molto has been tested for its humanoid critical functions. R Molto is a humaniform type but there seems to be some damage and extensive metal degradation. It was shown this (fully sealed) suspected piece of bio-fauna from EXO159. Its comments were: “An object covered with security film first used in 3326. It has a native tongue that resists codification common to verbal communication and bridges phenomenal and conceptual dimensions”.
The robot drone exploring EXO159 picked up a series of objects, laid out in various patterns. Initial reports from the post human scientific crew of the mission suggest that there is some ambivalence as to whether the turquoise colouring is due to deposition of the gas surrounding the planet or is part of a continuing sublimation to create the gas.
The artist in residence at MOSE has been working on a series of oil paintings on linen inspired by the ceramics on display in the Museum.
We’ve been rummaging in the basement and came across a box of fossilised fixons. These are fossilised remains of creatures that somehow overcame the biosecurity of a Balinger Freight Corporation ship’s hold. During interstellar travel they were subject to an enormous variety of pressures and eventually turned into what feels like small stones. They were found during routine maintenance in 3248 when measures were immediately taken to prevent a similar occurrence.
MOSE is pleased to announce a loan of early images and artefacts from the FutureMuseum’s postcatalystic collection – now on show in Room 2. These are among the oldest artefacts we have exhibited and it is thanks to our sponsor, the Balinger Freight Corporation, who oversaw packaging and delivery, that they survived their long intergalactic journey without damage. These exhibits are of particular interest as an example of life on ‘drowned world’ planets in the period shortly after climatic collapse and show the adaptive strategies employed to survive a newly aquatic environment. MOSE visitors can also access the full FutureMuseum collection at FutureMuseum.