Science of TAXIDERMY: Expert reveals process of mounting dead animals
For centuries, animals have been preserved for sport, religion or tradition. Taxidermy grew in popularity in the UK during Victorian times, and it has seen a resurgence recently.
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Transparent specimens: where science meets art These are far from what you might imagine from the word “specimens.” Although once living organisms, they appear as if they were beautifully sculpted from brilliant minerals. Originally, the method of making transparent specimens by enzymatically treating the tissues, dyeing the bones magenta and dyeing the cartilages blue was established for scientific and educational purposes to study the skeletal system. Taking these processes step further to…
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A collection of moles is preserved in a jar at The Grant Museum of Zoology on September 4, 2012 in London, England. Containing 67,000 specimens, the Grant Museum of Zoology is the only one of it's kind in London. Started as a teaching collection in 1828 the collection displays only about 5% of all the specimens it holds.
Julia deVille’s Storybook-inspired Menagerie of Taxidermy Animals
Australian artist Julia deVille has created a menagerie of ethically-sourced animals. From pure white piglets dusted with flower petals, fawns sleeping on silver platters, to kittens pulling funera…
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adam summers dyes fish specimens to reveal their anatomy
washington-based professor adam summers uses marine specimens collected from fishing operations as the medium in an artistic project revealing the anatomical structure of sea creatures