Last year, a pile of curdled fat captured the nation’s imagination. And now, people can squirm at the sight of Whitechapel’s “Fatberg” from the comfort of their own homes.
The Museum of London has launched a webcam offering a live internet stream of one of its award-winning exhibits, a small piece of the 130-ton lump of coagulated fat and rubbish that blocked Whitechapel’s Victorian sewers in 2017.
The obstruction consisted of a mixture of oils, fats, feces and hygiene items. A small portion of the fat mass was put on temporary display at the Museum of London in February and was so popular with visitors that it was acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.
The museum’s sample has reportedly changed color, oozed “sweat” and has become a breeding ground for flies. Since it was removed from public display last month, it has produced an “unusual toxic mold in the form of visible yellow pustules,” according to the Guardian.
“The Whitechapel Fatberg specimens have proven to be very impressive museum pieces, evoking strong feelings of intrigue and disgust in our visitors while encouraging them to reflect on a serious challenge facing the city,” said Vyki Sparkes of the museum ofLondon.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/art/what-to-see/fatcam-museum-london-launches-live-stream-fatberg/ Museum of London launches live stream of fatberg