The Art of Taxidermy, 24 February, Firstsite Colchester

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February 24, 2020
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Animal Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Environmental History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, British History / Studies

The Art of Taxidermy
24 February 2020, 10:30 - 16:00
Firstsite, Colchester

Registration closes 21 February, 11:00

Part of the Art Science Nature seminar series, led by British Art Network bursary awardees Colchester and Ipswich Museums.

Taxidermy collections have long provided inspiration for artists to draw on and be creative with. We are now experiencing a moment of growing interest in the contemporary interpretation of taxidermy collections by curators, academics and artists. This seminar will give an insight into the history of taxidermy, past approaches to display and how taxidermists work today. 

The seminar will take place at Firstsite, an international art gallery and creative space for Colchester.

The seminar is free, with lunch and refreshments provided. Registration options are available for members of the British Art Network (BAN), Natural Sciences Collections Association (NatSCA) and also non-members. Please choose one option when registering. 


Sophie Stevens, Collections and Learning Curator (Natural Sciences), Colchester and Ipswich Museums
(Not) a Case of Mistaken Identity: Buntings Reunited

Karen Banton, Assistant Collections and Learning Curator (Natural Sciences), Colchester and Ipswich Museums
Still Life, in Taxidermy

Pat Morris, Biologist
Walter Potter’s Curious World of Taxidermy

Sam Shaw, Teaching Fellow in Nineteenth-Century Art, University of Leicester
Teaching Unnatural Histories: Animal Studies and Art History in Higher Education

Hannah Debnam, Taxidermist
Hannah's Creatures

Jazmine Miles Long, Taxidermist
A Tribute to Taxidermy

The British Art Network is led and supported by Tate and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, with public funding provided by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Contact Info: 

Jessica Juckes
Coordinator, British Art Network