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Curious Gallery 2016/photo: Dillon Pilorget/Oregonian

The museum's roadshow unit has a booth with sample exhibits, as well as books and prints for sale.

Curious Gallery 2017
Portland's annual celebration of all things wunderkammer, with esoteric presentations, purveyors of curiosities, and an art show! This year featured Corviid's monumental WunderKreature and a preview of the work-in-progress Portland Insectarium!

Curious Gallery 2016
The curator was quoted in the Oregonian's coverage of the event. The diorama appears briefly in KOIN-TV's coverage

It's a good thing [the curator] was on the other side of the table, because this got me so excited that I probably would have humped his leg with glee otherwise. -- attendee Elizabeth Metz

Curious Gallery 2015
The curator made a presentation about the museum and was part of a panel discussion on "Morbid Curiosities"

Maker Faire - May 18-19, 2013
San Mateo County Fairgrounds, San Mateo, CA
"The greatest show and tell on earth", this event showcases the modern do-it-yourself movement.
The museum presented a roadshow with emphasis on "Creating and curating your own museum".
Space was shared with Laura Mappin's Belly Button Museum

Book Arts Jam - October, 2010-2013
Foothill College, 2010/2011; Lucie Stern Center, Palo Alto, 2012/2013
This annual event is organized by the Bay Area Book Artists.
The museum presented prints and books from the Zymoglyphic Museum Press as well as a sample of exhibits.
Photos: 2010 - 2011 - 2012

In Art Shows

Items fom the museum's collections have been included in a modest number of gallery shows

"Mail/Art/Book" - February through April, 2014
San Francisco Center for the Book
Mail art show including a Zymoglyphic Museum postcard
"The Mushroom and Hot Dog Basement Show" - May 17-June 28, 2012
Art show at Musee 16 in Los Angeles
Included a collage and a drawing from the museum's collections that had mushroom-like elements
"Obsessions: Selected Personal Collections" - Sept. 27-Dec 4, 2008
An exhibit at the Peninsula Museum of Art about local collectors and collections. It featured the museum's Xenophora collection as a collection of collectors.
"Curiosity Cabinet of the Collective Unconscious" - 2005
A repurposed library card catalog was refitted with miniature scenes in the drawers in place of the cards.
The museum contributed a "crustacean mini-diorama" The card catalog was on display at the Hive Gallery in August of 2005 and as part of the Funhouse at Burning Man 2005