Help Restore the Hyrtl Skull Collection

Posted: November 25, 2013 in Humor, Research
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Okay, it’s a bit macabre and probably a pretty strange gift suggestion, but if you just don’t have any clue what to buy this holiday season for that macabre, strange person in your life, consider gifting a donation to the Mutter Museum to help restore the Hyrtl skull collection.

The Hyrtl Skull Collection

The Hyrtl Skull Collection

These aren’t just any old skulls, of course; they were once used by Josef Hyrtl to debunk the pseudo-science of phrenology, which I’ve written about before in the context of Lombroso’s theories of criminality.

The museum is promoting their Save Our Skulls campaign in an effort to raise money for restoration of the 150-year-old collection.

Save Our Skulls Campaign Video

For a $200 annual subscription, you can have your macabre, strange friend’s name enshrined next to the skull of your choice.

And what says “Happy Holidays” more than that?

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