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Maud Sulter: The Centre of the Frame

The exhibition brings together Maud Sulter’s iconic photographic series Zabat (1989), which features portraits of contemporary Black female figures dressed as the Greek Muses.

Photo of diorama by Alexandra Murphy

Animal Afterlives - a taxidermy photography exhibition

Wed 3 November - Sun 30 January 2022

Museum of Zoology

Natural history museums display and store preserved animals in such a way that they, at first glance, appear to be living, but in reality they are lifeless and fixed in position. When these specimens are photographed, their stillness becomes further frozen in time. Alexandra Murphy has photographed different taxidermy specimen collections in UK and US museums,

in an exploration of the photograph’s relationship with preservation, representation, life and death, past and present.

The works in the exhibition explore a range of different photographic processes and materials from retouched digital photographs, prints embedded in resin and nineteenth-century photographic techniques such as the salted paper print and carte-de-visite albumen print.

The artwork will be displayed throughout the Museum. Entry to the Museum, including the exhibition is free. Please book a ticket https://www.museum.zoo.cam.ac.uk/visit-us

About the artist

Alexandra Murphy has been researching the relationship between photography and taxidermy in museums since 2007. She has an exploratory approach to her photographic practice, incorporating a range of mixed media across digital and wet print processes. Alexandra's work can be viewed on her website: www.acm-photo.com.

Cost: FREE

Enquiries and booking

No need to book.


In person

10:00am daily from Wednesday 3 November until Sunday 30 January 2022

All times

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Address: Museum of Zoology
Downing Street
Email: umzc@zoo.cam.ac.uk