Taxidermy: Creativity, Curation, Context & Care

NatSCA event
Friday, July 18, 2014 -
09:30 to 16:00

Organised by NatSCA

UCL Room G10, Chandler House, 2 Wakefield Street, London, WC1N 1PF

Taxidermy collections are receiving a new lease of life, invigorated by the vision and fresh perspectives of contemporary artists and supported by curators, academics and conservators who share an appreciation for the history, ethics and practical care of taxidermy specimens.

This one-day conference brings together representatives of a variety of disciplines working with taxidermy, in order to share knowledge, stimulate discussion and encourage collaboration.

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Errol Fuller (Fine Art Critic & Author)
19th Century Natural History Collecting- The Golden Age
Merle Patchett (Taxidermy Historian/Curator, University of Bristol)
Taxidermy in Fashion
Joanne Hatton (Keeper of Natural History, Horniman Museum & Gardens)
Taxidermy: One Curator's Journey
Charlotte Ridley (Conservator, Horniman Museum & Gardens)
Taxidermy: Conservation and Care
Jazmine Miles-Long (Ethical taxidermist & Artist)
Ethics and Quality of Taxidermy and its Subcultures
Andrea Roe (Artist & Lecturer, Edinburgh College of Art)
Taxidermy and the Art of Protest
Sean Dooley (Photographer)
Taxidermy: Specimens as Subjects

Costs and Booking

Members £20 / Non-members £35

N.B. Unfortunately we are unable to cater the meeting, but there are plenty of places to buy lunch near the venue.

Members of the Natural Science Collections Association will receive a discount of £15 on their booking. Membership to NatSCA starts at just £10 per year. To find out more about becoming a member of NatSCA today, please visit

Members will receive a promotional code to purchase members' rate tickets. You can request this by emailing If your institution has NatSCA membership please contact from your institutional email address, quoting the name of your organisation in order to get your discount. Please note you must be a fully paid member in order to be entitled to the members' rate.

If you are unable to complete your booking through the Eventbrite system, please download and complete this form by July 4th.