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Aug302011

The New Yorker talks taxidermy

Check out the recent article in the New Yorker about the restorations underway at the American Museum of Natural History.  The dioramas are getting an overhaul. The task at hand is to restore the works to their original state while gently emending wall labels and the like to reflect new knowledge about the animals who gave their lives, and skins, for the depictions.  The scene surely looked something like a Richard Barnes' photograph:

Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/talk/2011/08/15/110815ta_talk_gopnik

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