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Couple built Art Museum for pet gerbils while in quarantine

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Pets Pandoro and Tiramisù were met with a special surprise on April 5, when Filippo Lorenzin, an independent curator who works at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, and his girlfriend, artist Marianna Benetti, unveiled a DIY miniature museum—the product of four hours of labor during the couple’s 14th day of quarantine in the United Kingdom.

The little gallery features four exquisite paintings modeled on famous masterpieces. Versions of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Edvard Munch’s The Scream and Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss grace the museum’s walls. Each, of course, comes with its own animalistic twist.

As Lorenzin and Benetti tell Hrag Vartanian of Hyperallergic, the two gerbils—9-month-old brothers—were art virgins prior to the gallery premiere. But by all accounts, their first museum sojourn was a positive experience: “They much enjoyed the display and paid close attention to the quality of the gallery’s props,” the couple explains.

Some of the museum’s props, however, sustained some damage. Cultured yet illiterate, the gerbils didn’t heed “the sign to advise the visitors to not chew” on the institution’s furniture.

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Source: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/quarantined-couple-builds-gerbil-museum-entertain-their-pets-180974622/

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littlepotter

This is the cutest thing I've ever seen :bradley:

click... you won't regret https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uvz2DrqbjLo
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GC1234

Omg my heart has actually burst :kara:

Get that fire exit door, I’m off...

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Creyk

They have too much free time.

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LaMaisonGaga

a true reverse Hamsterdian experience

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Glamourpuss

Aww the way they've recreated the paintings to have gerbils in. :diane:

This is too cute. :wub:

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