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New Kamloops museum exhibit to highlight taxidermy

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November 12, 2019 - 3:00 PM

A new exhibition at the Kamloops Museum and Archives opens later this month and offers an insight into the practice of preparing, stuffing and mounting the skins of animals.

Nov. 22 will mark the first day of Still Life: The Kamloops Museum and Archives Taxidermy Collections, according to a news release issued by the City of Kamloops.

“Through artifacts, photographs, text, and participatory features, the exhibition will touch on the historical role of taxidermy in museum and scientific collections, highlight the effects of time on collection artifacts, and share Secwépemc perspectives on animals in culture,” the release says.

The exhibit will also spotlight Kamloops taxidermist T.S. Keyes and his relationship with the Kamloops Museum.

Following the exhibit, there will also be opportunities for the public to participate and learn more about the practice.

The Science of Taxidermy will be held on Saturday, Nov. 30, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and is welcome to all ages.

You can also create your own animal holiday ornaments on Dec. 14. Participants will use faux fur and feathers to make either hedgehogs, gnomes or angel wings. The event will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for ages three to six and from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for ages six to 12. The cost is $10 per person.

The Art of Taxidermy and Still Life is a five-week multimedia course based on Still Life. It will take place on Thursday evenings starting January 16 and run until February 13 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The course is $100 for all five sessions or $25 to drop in. 

The entire exhibit runs from Nov. 22 to April  4, 2020.

For more information visit the Kamloops Museum and Archives website by going here.

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