Museological Lunch – University of Oslo

I will be speaking on to the title of “Exhibiting the Monstrous Geographies of the Plumage Trade” as part of the University of Oslo’s Museological Lunch seminar series. Time and place: Nov 28, 2012 12:15 PM – 01:30 PM, Room 425 P. A. Munch’s building Click the link for more details:

Images Documenting RAM Exhibition

The RAM show is well underway and is on display till January 6th 2013. There are also a number of programmed events that are being offered by the RAM to coincide with the exhibition, for details click here.  For those of you unable to visit Edmonton to see the show at the RAM Andriko Lozowy … Continue reading

Installation at the RAM

Click on the link to view a set of photographs documenting the installation of Fashioning Feathers at the Royal Alberta Museum taken by Andriko Lozowy:

Fashioning Feathers @ the Royal Alberta Museum

I am delighted to announce Fashioning Feathers will be opening at the Royal Alberta Museum (RAM) on March 24 2012! This show will be different than the original FAB show as we are incorporating RAM collections into the show. We are making the most the the RAM’s fantastic Natural History specimens – using them to … Continue reading

Practicing Post-Natural History Display

I will be travelling to London this month to present at The Royal Geographical Society’s Annual conference in a session entitled “Exhibitionary Geographies and the Post-Museum”. In the presentation I will be discussing the conception, curation and installation of Fashioning Feathers…

Press Coverage of FF @ FAB

Parlour Magazine: “Fashioning Feathers“ “Fashioning Feathers is an exhibit that explores the geography, history, and cultural relevance of the plumage trade and its impact on the fashion industry. Consequently; the complexities of human/animal relationships arise and spark a questioning of social consciousness and couture.” The Edmonton Journal: “All for the Love of Feathers“ “U of … Continue reading

Gallery Installation

For some more photographs taken by Andriko Lozowy of the installation process click here. This time the photographs are of the installation of Fashioning Feathers… at the FAB Gallery. Enjoy!

Cornell Lab of Ornithology Birds of Paradise

The following footage of Greater Birds of Paradise, courtesy of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, will be shown in the upcoming exhibition. The video will be displayed next to the cabinets displaying the bird of paradise millinery skins (see above) and hats. This juxtaposition of life and death will hopefully get visitors to think about … Continue reading

Becoming Avian, Curtesy of Andrea Roe and Peter Summers

Fashioning Feathers will host the North American premier of Andrea Roe’s video-work Kingfisher.  Video footage taken by Roe in Kingfisher reveals the delicate and creative process of ethical taxidermy and in particular showcases the expertise of Peter Summers, a museum taxidermist expertly preparing a mounted kingfisher. Through a Leverhulme Trust artist residency at the Natural Sciences department of the National Museum … Continue reading

Photographic Study of Three Millinery Prepared Parrots

A closer look at the three dyed-black millinery prepared parrot specimens in the University of Alberta Clothing and Textiles Collection. “Much has been written on the hollowness of souvenirs, their intrinsic sadness and the ultimate futility of collecting things in an effort to remember places and events. Perhaps none is more poignant than that which … Continue reading