Taxidermy collections have always provided inspiration for artists to draw from 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 overview of the history of Colchester and Ipswich’s taxidermy collections, with a chance to view specimens. There will be the opportunity to hear from two professional taxidermists: Jazmine Miles Long and Hannah Debnam, who will give an insight into this career.
The seminar will take place at Firstsite, an international art gallery and creative space for Colchester.
A number of spaces are available for individuals who are not currently members of the British Art Network or NatSCA to attend this seminar. Please chose the 'non-member' option on the registration page.
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
Working as a Contemporary Taxidermist
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.