Ever met someone whose job is so interesting you can’t stop talking to them?
Melbourne Museum’s experts will explore the inside story of taxidermy with spot talks and demonstrations at SmartBar: Stuffed.
Learn about the method of hand-made taxidermy, an art that takes many years to learn and even longer to master. See skins and specimens prepared on the night for mounting for the Museum’s collection. See flesh-eating bugs strip meat off a specimen’s bones and get up close and personal with mounted specimens from the collection. And hear the dramatic story of Melbourne Museum’s taxidermy poster boy, Phar Lap, his scrapes with the criminal underworld, and his tragic death. Enjoy a drink at our pop-up bar and hear tunes from Triple R DJs Breaking and Entering, plus opportunities on the night to win something stuffed.
Hide and beak: The insides story of taxidermy at the museum – Bec Carland
Poisoning of Phar Lap – Michael Reason
The Art of Preparatory – Dean Smith
The Mounting (Stuffing) of an Antarctic Husky – Peter Swinkels
Small Mammal Taxidermy and Study – Kevin Rowe
$18 Adult, $16 Concession and MV Members
Early bird discount until 24/4/14: $16 Adult $14 Concession and MV Members
Save time and book online (select 'Events including Aztecs programs') or by phone 13 11 02
The next SmatBar is Thursday the 1st of May, followed by one on the 24th of July and the 9th of October. Hope to see you there!
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We always suggest pre-purchasing your tickets and early bird prices are on offer up to one week prior to the night. To book you can call 13 11 02 or visit https://museumvictoria.com.au/melbournemuseum/tickets/ and select Events.
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