SmartBar: Get Stuffed

SmartBar: Stuffed Thursday 20 Aug 2015
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Get the inside story of taxidermy.

Taxidermy has been a source of fascination for centuries, and now it’s back. Fur real. Spend a night exploring the scientific and historic background of this delicately intricate and sometimes polarising art-form with our expert preparators and museum experts at Smartbar: Get Stuffed.

Be intrigued as we prepare specimens for mounting right before your very eyes! You’ll be able to learn the skins and outs of this morbidly magnificent pastime with the Museums very own taxidermists so be sure to have your curliest questions at the ready. We’ll also be joined by an intern who’s spent the last few months filming a doco on taxidermy at Melbourne Museum (previews included).

This adults-only event is stuffed with demos, drinks, talks and a dash of digital media that will make you think differently about taxidermy - an art form that takes years to learn and even longer to master. You’ll also be able to learn why Museums still collect in the 21st century and explore shifting attitudes towards Taxidermy at Smartbar: Get Stuffed.


Event Type: Special Event

Thursday 20 Aug 2015
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM



Early Bird Tickets: Adults $16 and Concession $14. Available until the 13 August.

Book online or via phone

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Comments (6)

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Riva springbett 26 May, 2015 09:24
HI my name is Riva! I want to know why the dodo died? I am 10 years old and I go to ST Alipius parish school. What did the dodo eat and where did it live? Thank you for your time, Riva
Dani 17 March, 2015 10:42
How come this is ending? I only recently discovered it and it's brilliant.
Jerm 'tha shizzle' 13 March, 2015 16:43
Hot dang!! That was one of the greatest nights I've been to in Melbourne!! Thanks so much to Melb Museum, the great experts, and all the melbournians who organised it! Please make it a more regular event - I've been smiling all day!
Kate 13 March, 2015 13:45
I missed last night's. How do I find out when the next one is on?
discoverycentre 14 March, 2015 11:57

Hi Kate,

The next SmartBar events are scheduled for Thursday 20th August and Wednesday 7th October.  Please keep an eye on the Museum Victoria website closer to the event date for details.

Kirby 13 March, 2015 08:25
Hey Guys, Just wanted to say it was an epic night and I'm very much looking forward to the next one. Cheers, K

The Final countdown

Just two events left before SmartBar goes extinct!

Smartbar: Stuffed
Thursday 20 August 2015

Smartbar: Extinction
Wednesday 7 October 2015

Check back here for details in the weeks before each SmartBar.