MadLab Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy: Evening Session

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Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy: Evening Session

with Margot Magpie

Sunday 5th July, 4:00pm—8:00pm. £65

The term taxidermy comes from Latin meaning ‘moving skin’. In this 4-hour workshop, students will learn the basics of preservation including how to skin and stuff a mouse, and wire up its limbs.

Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human characteristics to animals, nature or inanimate objects. Using miniature accessories, students will be encouraged to anthropomorphise their mice. Standing, sitting or sleeping, holding a small pipe or book, adorned with a top hat or a tricorn, you will be assisted to transform your mice into a fun parody of human life.

This is a beginners course so you don’t need to bring anything with you, all chemicals and equipment are provided. Plus of course your mouse! Should you wish to do more taxidermy, we will have starter kits including all the equipment you need available for purchase on the day.

At the end of the course you will leave with your very own anthropomorphic taxidermy mouse. Refreshments are provided. For general information on our courses (cancellation, alternative methods for booking etc.) click here.

Margot Magpie is a member of the UK Guild of Taxidermists. Based in London, she teaches both anthropomorphic and standard taxidermy (of a wide variety of small animals including rabbits, guinea pigs, mice and hamsters) across the UK. Her work has appeared on tour with musicians Lana Del Rey and Amanda Palmer, and on display in the Science Museum. Margot is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and frequently comments on taxidermy in the media (she has recently appeared on ITV’s This Morning, and on CBC’s Q with Jian Ghomeshi). She blogs about her thoughts and experiences at

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