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Wed 24 May 2006

Taxidermy exhibit at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Category : museums

"Taxidermy exhibit shows science through the ages." By Bob Batz Jr. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 21 May 2006. Hides, hair and all the stuffing.

"An exhibit opening today at Carnegie Museum of Natural History knocks the stuffing out of exhibits there that have been dear to generations.

The new exhibit is called "Stuffed Animals: The Art and Science of Taxidermy," and it really goes beneath the surface of the mounted mammals and birds that were the institution's backbone after it opened in 1896.

The empty museum first borrowed, then bought thousands of mounted creatures and soon hired the first of a line of distinguished taxidermists, who've had huge hands in shaping the institution into what it is today.

Andrew Carnegie may have gotten the idea to start the natural history museum from a taxidermist he met while ordering a tiger-skin rug in Singapore."


Thanks to Swee Hee for the link.

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