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Gone Forever: What Happens When Time Runs Out On Even Preserved Lives?

May 04, 2016 by Elizabeth Rogers

“Natural history specimens can’t be replaced -- there’s nothing like seeing the real thing,” taxidermist Alicia Goode says. “There are a lot of museums that still feel the same way. Would you take down a historical painting and replace it with an iPad?”

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The Oakland Museum’s taxidermist: an inside view of wildlife

June 04, 2013 by Dan Rademacher

Oakland Museum taxidermist Alicia Goode has special insight into California wildlife.

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Vegan Taxidermy: An Intersection of Art, Science, and Conservation

June 24, 2011 by Carly Peltier

These days, taxidermy and conservation might seem to run at cross purposes outside the dim halls of natural history museums. Those dioramas come from a time when field science was rather more dangerous to wildlife than it is today. Artist Aimee Baldwin's unusual sculptures, which she calls vegan taxidermy, remove the inconvenient contradiction between loving nature and stuffing it. See her work through July 15 at Castle in the Air, a shop on Berkeley's Fourth Street.

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