In Search of the Bird of Paradise

| In Exhibitions | Tagged avian art, birds, Conservation, Museum.BL | by Diana Höhlig

My work as a bird painter was recognized in an interview for the exhibition at Museum.BL which portrays past and modern ornithologists dedicating their live to the avian world. The special exhibition at Museum.BL in Liestal, Switzerland, shows how past naturalists and collectors have hunted and taxidermied birds from around the world.

In addition, the show portrays nine different people who are nowadays involved with their work and life in the avian world.

It was a great pleasure to participate in the interview series as a bird painter, because in addition to the taxidermy and live birds, the exhibition at Museum.BL focuses primarily on the fascination for birds and the joy of observing them.

Special Show begins in March

The search for the bird of paradise takes us on a journey through the labyrinth of nature. We meet a wide variety of birds - colorful, weird and unknown - and their habitats. The 80 or so bird specimens on display come from all over the world. In addition to native bird species, the collections of Archaeology and Museum Baselland contain a good 1000 birds from different regions around the globe. The exhibition shows how collectors hunted, taxidemied and transported the animals to Europe in the 19th century. It also invites visitors to discover our native birds - to observe them, listen to them and draw them in order to find a personal approach to nature.

exhibition dates: 25.3.2023–18.8.2024



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