Bodies Ignored/Obsessed: 'Animal Bodies' - Discovery Centre Trip

The Leeds Discovery Centre is a unique building which preserves and protects over one million intriguing objects and treasures.

These range from our dress and textile, social history, natural science, geology, archaeology and world cultures collections. Focussing on the preservation of the animal body, our visit will draw upon the Centre’s extensive taxidermy collection. Beginning with a short seminar from Clare Brown (Curator of Natural Science), we will consider the ethics and history of taxidermy, the challenges of preserving animal remains, and how the Discovery Centre acquires new material, before taking a private tour of the Centre’s impressive stores.

For those who don’t know how to get to the Discovery Centre, we will be meeting outside of the Parkinson Building at 2pm and taking a bus there together. This event is open to members of the public and students alike, however, places are limited. If you would like to reserve a spot, please email as soon as possible

For further information regarding the 2017/18 'Bodies Ignored/Obsessed' events series and conference, please see our website or follow us on Twitter.