About the Museum
Obscura Society visit 2013/photo: Annetta Black
The Zymoglyphic Museum is the world's only repository for the study and display of art, artifacts, and natural history of the Zymoglyphic region. It is located in San Mateo, California.
The museum is not generally open to the public except during special events. There are no scheduled events currently - see the list of past events here .To be informed about the museum's activities and upcoming events send an email to the museum and request to be put on the mailing list (comes with a lifetime no-spam warranty).
What is it? A self-museum, a cabinet of curiosities, no, make that fishtanks of curiosities, with lots of little eyes secretly staring at you, and organic matter arranged into beings with souls.
Take a virtual tour of the museum with Laura as your guide
The world's finest collection of artistic detritus
Today I discovered I'm a zymoglyphile...I'm chuffed pink to have found the proper name for my condition
It's this middle-aged weird dad guy in the suburbs...but it's still very cool
See responses by visitors, both virtual and physical, to the museum and its collections - poems, photographs, sketches, blog entries, and art inspired by the museum's collections
It is made of some deep thoughts, some random junk and some accumulated stuff...It is a place to meditate on life and death
Visit the gallery of photographs of the museum by Judith Hoffman, artist-in-residence
The poetry of form, lyricism of association, and economy of function that define every concatenation, that pervade every diorama, rivet us to these apparitions, cementing our fascination and our affection.
Peter Frank, The Art World Beneath our Feet: The Zymoglyphic Museum and its Mission
Delve into the museum's foundations in Peter's essay