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Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Animal Inside Out-Natural History Museum

Gunther von Hagens' Animals Inside Out exhibition plastinates animals-stripping off the skin and flesh to preserve them for educational study.
The exhibition was a bit pricey at £9 per person but contained much more variety than I expected with 90 specimens ranging from frogs to elephants.  The public display in the foyer is harshly lit and dissected in greater detail than many of the displays in the exhibition so don't get put off - it's still well worth a look!To see animals dissected in the flesh like this is intriguing - anyone who struggles with drawing or animating the legs of animals like horses or giraffes would definitely get a lot of help from this exhibition.
There are no photographs allowed but it is the only place I have known that requires you to ask permission before sketching too.

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