Exhibition- Memorial. A Tribute to Taxidermy

Last week we were invited in to see Jazmine Miles-Long’s new exhibition Memorial. A Tribute to Taxidermy at the Horniman Museum. Her work exhibited is truly mesmerising. Taking inspiration from seldom seen specimens of taxidermy from within the museum’s collections, her pieces, displayed side by side with their muse, help to highlight the artistry and elegance of the mounted skins while demystifying the work of the taxidermist making it an engaging, informative and beautiful exhibition – Make sure you go and see it! – on till 1st May 2017


A rabbit surrounded by delicate porcelain foliage


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Erica Read


Erica studied conservation at Camberwell college, University of the Arts London, a course noted for its paper conservation. While working at the Natural History Museum in London she was involved with major exhibitions, conducted condition surveys and worked on a wide range of specimens including, fossils, herbariums, mixed media models and mounted skins. It was here that she became particularly interested in the conservation of taxidermy and developing ways of restoring the natural visual impact of specimens using reversible conservation techniques and materials. Erica is also experienced in large-scale packaging for long term storage and object transport. Erica currently works for Sir Quentin Blake as his archive conservator, caring for his collection of artworks including the original illustrations for classic books including Mister Magnolia, the BFG and Arabel’s raven.

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