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 museum's 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.
Tickets to SmartBar: Get Stuffed have sold out.
Book your tickets to our last ever Smartbar on Oct 7 all about Extinction – More details coming soon!
Thanks cil. That’s bad luck about your phone. Sorry, but the self-guided tour was intended for one night only, and was designed specifically to be used during SmartBar, so we’ve switched it off. But we’re glad to hear you were interested!
Unfortunately there will not be a standby list for this event.
But tickets for our LAST EVER #SmartBar on Oct 7 are already on sale! The theme will be Extinction, with demos + expert talks about dinosaur & technology extinction as well as what happens to us after we leave this world! #TheFinalCountdown #MuseumsAfterDark #Melbourne #Extinction
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.
Just two events left before SmartBar goes extinct!
SmartBar: Get Stuffed
Thursday 20 August 2015
Wednesday 7 October 2015
Check back here for details in the weeks before each SmartBar.
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Thanks cil. That’s bad luck about your phone. Sorry, but the self-guided tour was intended for one night only, and was designed specifically to be used during S...