Taxidermy produces a life-like three-dimensional representation of an animal for permanent display. The actual skin of the animal may or may not be used. Many taxidermy procedures involve removing the natural skin from the animal and putting it over an artificial body. Taxidermists Hunting Outdoors Recreation.
Taxidermy (from the Greek for arrangement of skin ) is the art of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of animals (especially vertebrates ) for display (e. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Taxidermy is the preserving of an animal's body via stuffing or mounting for the purpose of display or study. Animals are often, but not always, portrayed in a lifelike state. The word taxidermy refers to the process of preserving the animal, but the word is also used to describe the end product, which are often called "mounts". The word taxidermy is derived from the Greek words "taxis" and "derma". Taxis means "to move", and "derma" means "skin". The word taxidermy translates to "arrangement of skin". Taxidermy is practiced primarily on vertebrates but can also be done to larger insects and arachnids under some circumstances. Taxidermy takes on a number of forms and purposes including, but not limited to, hunting trophies and natural history museum displays. Museums use taxidermy as a method to record species, including those that are extinct and threatened, in the form of study skins and life-size mounts. Taxidermy is sometimes also used as a means to memorialize pets.
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- Barnum's American Museum - Barnum's American Museum was located at the corner of Broadway and Ann Street in New York City, United States, from 1841 to 1865. The museum was owned by famous showman P. T. Barnum, who purchased Scudder's American Museum in 1841. The museum offered both strange and educational attractions.
- Conservation and restoration of taxidermy - The conservation of taxidermy is the ongoing maintenance and preservation of zoological specimens that have been mounted or stuffed for display and study.
- Plastination - Plastination is a technique or process used in anatomy to preserve bodies or body parts, first developed by Gunther von Hagens in 1977.
- Skull mounts - Skull mounts are sometimes referred to as European mounts, western skull mounts, or western mounts. They are referred to as European mounts because to keep the skin and hair on the animal is very costly in Europe; there are few taxidermists who can obtain imported materials from America.
- Taxidermy art and science - There have been attempts to categorise taxidermy in both artistic and scientific terms for over a century.
- Wunderkammer/Cabinet of curiosities - Cabinets of curiosities were encyclopedic collections of objects whose categorical boundaries were, in Renaissance Europe, yet to be defined.
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