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Old Taxidermy And Facial Expressions

Discussion in 'Taxidermy History' started by PA, Sep 1, 2021.

  1. PA

    PA Well-Known Member

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    My daughter-in-law sent me this picture she saw on Twitter. It is not uncommon for museums to put up labels that indicate a specimen is being repaired or even being created. We have had a label for a coming mount for Foghorn Leghorn for many years, and I did find the right race of chicken that matches the colors, but have not found a chicken yet.
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    However, this label, which is at the HMNH (presumably the Harvard Museum of Natural History) actually spells out why the mount needed to be repaired - facial expression was too scary.

    (on a side note, some educators at the our museums now have a discussion with young children to brace them for viewing real specimens that have been mounted. The world is changing).

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  2. Keith

    Keith Well-Known Member

    Wasn't a male elephant's "member" removed from the mount that was as a museum, because it was offensive?

    I believe it was at the Smithsonian in New York.
     

  3. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    would like to have seen the before and after
     
  4. Lance.G

    Lance.G Well-Known Member

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    Trans elephant?