Event

Taxidermy Children’s Day

When
Thursday 15 January 2015
10.00 - 4.00pm

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Venue

Macleay Museum, Gosper Lane,
The University of Sydney

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A day of children’s arts and craft fun to explore the art of taxidermy.

Join us for a day of children’s arts and craft fun as we explore the art of taxidermy.

The exhibition: Stuffed, Stitched and Studied: Taxidermy in the 19th century explores the relationship between taxidermy and the science of taxonomy 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.