The Museum’s gift shop opened 2 years ago. So far it has been moderately successful with some items being especially treasured by their owners. These cubes are replicas of those found on one of the early explorations of other planets. People on a small planet orbiting the minor star Sol were especially interested in the idea that these were originally made on a planet that was losing its blue identity as, warming up, the dry heat evaporated water away.
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.