Beaty Nocturnal: Containers of Curiosities

Invasive or Introduced?

As people and goods move around the world, so do other organisms, sometimes intentionally and sometimes by accident. These organisms can become established in new areas and may be out of balance with the local ecosystem. The Beaty Biodiversity Museum holds a record of changes in biodiversity, including these types of events. Artist, Eden Zinchik will present Containers of Curiosities, a series of model shipping containers with introduced insect specimens. Museum personnel will also present other types of organisms which were introduced to this area, some of which have become invasive, or detrimental to local biodiversity.

On January 18th, the Beaty Biodiversity Museum will have admission by donation from 5:00 pm. Visit between 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm to see and talk about these organisms and join a tour of invasive species in the collection at 7:00 pm.

Eden Zinchik (she/her) is an international researcher, designer, and artist (respectively) and a recent graduate with a BDes in Industrial Design at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, Canada. Her work is varied and trans-disciplinary and tends to flourish at the intersection of nature, design, science, and culture, with strong themes of critical ecology, identity, and experimental futures.

Program Schedule:
5:00 pm: Doors open with ADMISSION BY DONATION
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Presentation of Containers of Curiosities with Artist Eden Zinchik
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Collection Tour
8:30 pm: Museum closed