specimen preparation (2012) children's activity commissioned by the natural history museum.
This activity involved two performers grabbing children from the Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum and subsequent categorisation (ie: fossil / pterodactyl / fungus / chiwawa). Using a toolbelt of string, balloons, gaffertape and ping pong balls, along with an assortment of charity shop clothing and found objects, the specimen were constructed, followed by display in either a human-sized display case or display draw (as per the professionals at the NHM). A massive pin was driven through their thorax at which point the families were invited to photograph the strange creations as a keep-sake.
Specimen Preparation ran for a few consecutive half terms and holidays at the museum as it proved a popular offer and a hands-on activity.
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