Visiting the Museum

On the wonder of taxidermy

Given our efforts in renovating the Ronald and Christina Gidwitz Hall of Hall of Birds and the great reception it has received upon reopening, I wanted to write something more about taxidermy.  A new book recently appeared in print entitled The Breathless Zoo by Rachel Poliquin.  It is a history of taxidermy and in that sense a lot of research went into the book.  However, Poliquin and I do not share the same feelings about taxidermy, which I found disappointing.  Included in the book is the following from a placard she found at the Natural History Museum in the

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