Craft & Design

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.

2 thoughts on “London’s Most Unusual Taxidermic Antiques

  1. 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!

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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