Life in Death
The Victorian Art of Taxidermy
End: 15 June 2008
Explore a quirky Victorian parlour, stuffed with typical gewgaws – from the elephant’s foot umbrella stand to a display of jewel-coloured birds in flight. Every stylish Victorian home included at least one display of stuffed animals and birds amongst its knick-knackery.
Life in Death: The Victorian Art of Taxidermy puts the practice into its context so visitors can enjoy its appeal in the light of the Victorians’ way of life.