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New and recent work by Polly Morgan

New and recent artworks by artist Polly Morgan will be on display in a new area at the entrance to the Horniman's historic Natural History Gallery.  

Polly’s work is at the forefront of the taxidermy renaissance. This temporary display, Taxidermy Is Dead (Long Live Taxidermy), illustrates how taxidermy is not a ‘dying art’, but an evolving art form. 

Polly Morgan

Polly Morgan is a London based artist at the forefront of the taxidermy renaissance. She uses only animals that have died naturally or accidentally.

Polly has been selected to represent Britain at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC, in their Organic Matters: Women to Watch exhibition in 2015. Further information on Polly and her work can be found at www.pollymorgan.co.uk

New in our Natural History Gallery

Polly's work is the first to feature in a new display space at the entrance to the Gallery which will showcase installations by artists and others, exploring how they have been inspired by the Horniman's collections and their themes.

Taxidermy Is Dead (Long Live Taxidermy) will be shown alongside a range of new displays which will re-introduce this historic space to visitors, showcasing star specimens from the Horniman's Natural History Collection and exploring our fascination with nature.