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to categorise (cat¦egor|ise)

verb [T] /ˈkatɪɡərʌɪz/

1. place in a particular class or group

Taxonomy of the Cornflake

An oologist makes a collection of eggs in an attempt to reveal the best examples of morphological patterns, mutations and colourings. Entimologysts or lepidopterists, in order to trace the origin of the species, orchestrate and organise insects or butterflies into family groups, looking for evolutionary links that reveal the ancestry of their subjects.

This collection reflects these same ambitions. Specimens are collected, classified and displayed to show the variety of their textures, sizes and shapes. Yet this species will not become extinct, millions of tons of randomly shaped examples are created daily in automated processes, yet each is still precious and unique. They are crated and distributed across the country, they are fragile, some break and some are crushed, but like migrating birds most survive their journey and may become the missing link in the 'Taxonomy of the Cornflake'.

A part of this collection can seen at the Mmuseumm. Reviews from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and the Observer.

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