"And so I'm naturally a fan of the Galeries de Paléontologie et d'Anatomie Comparée in Paris. An outpost of the sprawling Museum National Histoire Naturelle, this museum of comparative anatomy is like a museum of a museum. Created at the end of the 19th century, it's changed little in the last 100 years, with the very same hand-written placards still describing its displays as they did a century ago."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.