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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

'Adventures in Taxidermy' in New Haven

Yes, it is an art form

NEW HAVEN - Author Melissa Milgrom will tell the story of "her adventures in the world of preparing the skins of dead animals for display," in an event that begins at 5:30 p.m. March 24 at Yale Peabody Museum, 170 Whitney Ave.

Milgrom, shown below, will explain "how this misunderstood art form, once used for royal Cabinets of Curiosities, has evolved at places like the Peabody and the American Museum of Natural History where dioramas by expert explorer–taxidermists are nature’s time capsules," according to a statement.
 
A book signing will follow the talk.

There is no admission charge for the program. For more about the museum, click here.

The program is part of Nature's Narrators: The 2010–2011 John H. Ostrom Program Series, the statement said.

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