OXFORD, UK — During a recent visit to London, I took a day trip to Oxford for the sole purpose of seeing one museum: the Pitt Rivers Museum. I’d heard that viewing the collection was like entering a 19th-century Wunderkammer, and that it had an impressive collection of shrunken heads.
Christine Colby (@batgrrlnyc) is a writer and editor based in New York City. Her published work has appeared in Penthouse, Fangoria, Broadly, Mental Floss, and Atlas Obscura. She has been a featured speaker at Sexology on Tap and two Death Salon events.
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