zy'-mo-glyph'-ic, adj. [Gr. zyme leaven + Gr. glyphe carving]
1. Of, or pertaining to, images of fermentation, specifically the solid residue of creative fermentation on natural objects.
2. The collection and arrangement of objects, primarily either natural or weathered by natural forces, for poetic effect
May 18-19 - The museum will be participating in the Maker Faire, San Mateo's other cultural attraction. We will be teaming up with Our Taboo Museum and patrons will be encouraged to make their own museums!
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Q: Is there really a physical museum or is this just a web gallery?
A: It is an 8' x 12' shed in the curator's driveway.
Q: What hours are you open?
A: The museum is not generally open to the public except during special events. Contact the museum to be informed of any upcoming open days. Also, you may contact the museum to arrange a weekend appointment.
Q: Where exactly are you located??
A: In San Mateo, California. Since the museum is located at a private residence, we tend to be a bit coy about the actual address. Contact the museum for further information.
Q: Do you allow photography?
A: Yes, in fact photography is encouraged. The museum maintains a special page for selected photographs taken by visitors, as well as a number of visitor galleries on Flickr.
Q: Is any of this for sale?
A: As with any museum, the collections and exhibits are not for sale, but there is a museum shop! You can purchase prints, books, and souvenir merchandise.
Q: Hey, I've got a whole garage full of weird stuff! Maybe I should start my own museum! Any tips??
A: Yes! The museum staff has compiled a handy booklet for patrons in just your situation! You can download it here (PDF). Should your museum develop an online presence, please inform the museum staff and you can be added to the list of affiliated institutions.
This site and all photographs copyright 2000-2013 by Jim Stewart, except where otherwise noted
Links to books and DVDs in the museum shop are provided in association with Amazon
Some portions may or may not be works of fiction and should not be used for factual reference without independent research
Any exposure or depiction of human genitalia, pudenda, or secondary sexual characteristics is for educational, artistic, or entertainment purposes only, with no intent of prurience or tumescence, expressed or implied. While such depictions do exist on this web site, viewers are further cautioned that they are rare and may be difficult to find.
No animals were harmed or killed in the making of the exhibits except for some ants and some pesky little beetles that were caught trying to dismantle portions of the exhibits they deemed edible.
The term "Zymoglyphic" is a trademark of The Zymoglyphic Museum, its subsidiaries, heirs, and assigns, and may only be used when referring to the Museum or to the Region it claims to represent. "zymoglyphic" (all lower case) may be used as an adjective to describe any person, place, thing, or idea related to the themes of the Museum, although Museum management claims final moral if not legal authority to determine what is and is not truly "zymoglyphic."