I've become interested in the idea of the 'paper museum' lately and will upload a series of images from The Paper Museum of the Academy of Sciences in St Petersburg over the next week or so. Chiefly my interest lies in the idea of a museum that exists as it's own documentation: a record of items collected, drawn on paper. I'm not sure whether my idea of a paper museum is a well-coined concept, but I certainly need to look into it when timetables allow. In the meantime, enjoy some stocking and foot-related attire - and if you ever find a copy of The Paper Museum (it's in limited supply and expensive to buy) then do spend some time with its contents. Absoloutely lovely.
All images © The Archive of the Russian Academy of Sciences (St Petersburg), the State Hermitage Museum & the State Russian Museum, University of Amsterdam.