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In this video we learn about the Zoomorphic Collection exhibition in London, co-curated by Emma Hawkins and her antique-biz father J. B. Hawkins, featuring over 200 “animal objects for human use” as seen throughout history.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • RosellaResin

    While today we may find these artifacts barbaric (especially in instances where creating them led to extinction) I think at the heart of it is an appreciation for the beauty of nature and wanting to embody certain characteristics from it.
    Thank you for this fascinating video, the squirrel diorama is my favourite!