Waxworks have this simultaneous lifelikeness and deathlikeness…a wax figure can pass for a living person at the same time that it’s very corpse-like. I think we’re drawn to both, really

Michelle Bloom, professor of comparative literature and French, on why wax museums will always be a culture obsession, in an article about how the curation of landmarks like Madame Tussauds reflect the politics of the day.

The New York Times

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