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Beaty Biodiversity Museum

The Beaty Biodiversity Museum at the University of British Columbia is a newly open research centre and museum focusing on all thing natural and all things naturally diverse.
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RAVISHING BEASTS: THE STRANGELY ALLURING WORLD OF TAXIDERMY

INTRO | PRESS | EXHIBITION IMAGES | CATALOGUE

 

The Peak : November 2nd, 2009
Courtney Chu : "Frozen in Time."
Read: http://www.the-peak.ca/view/issue/3989

Animal Whisperer : Beyond the Beyond with Derek Simmons
The Animal Whisperer visits Ravishing Beasts. A lighthearted look at the exhibit with Derek Simmons.

Vancouver Sun : October 23rd, 2009
Denise Ryan : "Museum of Vancouver taxidermy exhibition an 'authentic encounter' with animals." Read  here +

Talking Taxidermy on CBC Television: 2009
"A little "fall cleaning" has unearthed hundreds of exhibits that were donated by city residents a century ago to the Museum of Vancouver."

Georgia Straight : October 22nd, 2009
Janet Smith : "Museum of Vancouver’s taxidermy exhibit has animal attraction."
Read online: http://www.straight.com/article-265301/animal-attraction

Evolution interview
Listen here + to a 15 minute podcast of my interview with Kristin Ridout on Evolution 1079. We talk taxidermy in general and more particularly about the Ravishing Beasts Exhibit.

The Province : October 23rd, 2009
John Colebourn : "Show Looks at the Controversial Art of Taxidermy." Click here to read.

The Ubyssey : October 25th, 2009
Celestian Rince : "MOV exhibit Ravishing Beasts drops jaws: Museum of Vancouver displays some terrifying taxidermy."
Read online read at http://ubyssey.ca/culture/mov-exhibit-ravishing-beasts-drops-jaws

The Courier : September 2, 2009
Sandra Thomas : "Stuffed Animals were the 'photography of their time."
Read online here +