Today is #MuseumCats Day…no joke. I don’t know about you but I am a cat lady myself so I’m excited museums are celebrating all things kitty cat. I have written quite a few posts about cat-related museums, like the Moscow Cat Museum, Amsterdam’s Katten Kabinet, the "guard cats" at the Hermitage Museum, and the cat and the rat who live in Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral. And here’s an additional feline post with the Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration (now known as the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum). In the 1940s an exhibit was held about the history and art of cats. Its exhibit catalog (or cat-a-log for those who like puns), Nine Lives, is available in their collection of digitized books, and was even used as a reference in the Wikipedia article on the cultural depiction of cats. MEOW!
Happy #MuseumCats Day!
We have a few feline-related records in the holdings of the National Archives, but this one is a perennial favorite.
Also sort of a two-for, as we can get a head start for International #BeerDay on August 1!