For anyone interested in the representation of working class identity in the North East, and/or the cultural identity of natural history specimens, I have written an article for this recently published book concerning the social history of Sparkie the Budgie from the former Hancock Museum, (now Great North Museum: Hancock), UK. The publication can be purchased in digital and printed formats here, huzzah!
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- by ebonyandrews
I have been thinking about featuring some of my favorite animal representations, the things that I have laying about the house and refuse to get rid of. Simple, but wonderful. See John Berger’s seminal essay: Why look at Animals? (1977) – Always a source of inspiration, despite its age.