Skins & Skeletons

Photographic investigation into the conservation and creation of taxidermy for a museum context.

Taxidermy is a method museums have used since the victorian era to display animal specimens to the general public. Since then, wildlife television programmes and photographs can display the animals within their natural environment, negating the orginial neccessity for taxidermy. However, it still remains a valuable and intriguing method of education to this day, and no other method of display allows the public to get so close to physical representations of these animals.