Not many people know that Oxford?the seat of higher learning in the UK?has a special museum dedicated to shrunken heads. These may have to be returned to South America for burial, and if this is the case, an artist has offered to have HIS OWN head shrunken and put on display after his death. In BBC News, Sean Coughlan reports that the Pitt Rivers museum has rejected Ted Dewan’s offer, despite the fact that Dewan is quoted as saying that “I shall?leave enough funding specifically to cover the costs of storage, shrinking, curating, and maintenance of the shrunken head in the Victorian display case.” To see how Dewan’s head would look if shrunken, click here.

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