Stuffed, stitched and studied: taxidermy in the 19th century
Taxidermy is the process of making a life-like sculpture of an animal from its own skin. To make an elephant one needs a wooden frame, a fish needs gentle stuffing, a kangaroo needs stuffing and wire too; for a caterpillar a small glass tube, a candle and cotton is required. This exhibition explores the methods and purposes of Australian 19th century taxidermy made for science.
More about taxidermy
The legal status of taxidermy in NSW.
The art and science of taxidermy
Kirsten Tullis talks on techniques of modern taxidermy.
Conserving our Taxidermy
Taxidermy conservation in the Horniman Museum and Gardens.
Taxidermy at Tring
Derek Frampton talks about how he became a taxidermist and the secrets of his craft.
Converting a mount to a study skin
Reverse taxidermy at the Natural History Museum, London.
John Gould: His Birds and Beasts
Kenneth Spencer Research Library online exhibition, The University of Kansas.
Lewin: Wild Art - Banksia beauty
Jude Philp talks on insect collections.
Lewin: Wild Art - Yellow-tufted honeyeater
Jude Philp talks on natural history illustrations.
Lewin: Wild Art - On Eucalyptus Bombyx vulnerans
Jude Philp talks on preserving caterpillars.
Lewin: Wild Art - Invoice of goods delivered on board the Buffalo for Mr J. W. Lewin
Jude Philp talks on provisioning collectors.
Short film: Le Taxidermiste
This is the story of an old woman who wants to pay her last respects to her husband.
Short film: Dead famous
The beauty of taxidermy is that it always paints a positive, if not better portrait of something that once existed.
Short film: The Breathless Zoo
A chat with Rachel Poliquin about her book "The Breathless Zoo: Taxidermy and the Cultures of Longing".
Short film: "Death and Taxidermy" Welcome to Bridgeville Documentary Series
Meet Ben Kraus, taxidermist. He carries on his father's unique art.