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Strange Creatures, UCL Grant Museum of Zoology

Strange Creatures, UCL Grant Museum of Zoology, 16 March-27 June 2015, Monday-Saturday, 1-5pm. Curated by Jack Ashby. The exhibition Strange Creatures at the UCL Grant Museum of Zoology looks at the value of images in the building of knowledge of unknown creatures. Its starting point is a painting of The Kongouro from New Holland by […]

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Cotton to Gold exhibition: Extraordinary Collections of the Industrial North West

Cotton to Gold: Extraordinary Collections of the Industrial North West was the fourth exhibition in the hugely successful Winter Exhibition Programme at Two Temple Place, London (January – April 2015). The exhibition profiled a selection of successful 19th century industrialists and philanthropists who made their fortunes in the cotton industry and showcased the collections they […]

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A taxidermist’s working life in the 19th Century

From the Edinburgh University Press Journals Blog April 30, 2014 An April article in Archives of natural history gives a fascinating insight into the life of Charles Francis Adams, a young American who prepared, stuffed and mounted the skins of birds and mammals for display. It also details the early years of the Auckland Museum […]

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