Object of the Week: Golden Eagle

A taxidermy golden eagle from the World Wildlife Gallery at Kendal Museum. You can see it is being repaired as there are tools next to it.
A Golden Eagle from the World Wildlife Gallery being repaired at the Museum

“…it was collected in the Victorian times, but it is my job now to try and restore it back to a superb specimen

Carol Davies AMA

Object of the Week: A Golden Eagle! 

Curator Carol Davies writes: 

“I am restoring a Golden Eagle at Kendal Museum. Golden Eagles and their eggs are completely protected today. This is a Victorian specimen collected in the days when conservation laws were completely different, and the art of taxidermy was a way of preserving animals for the public to see. 

A Taxidermy golden eagle in its diorama at the World Wildlife Gallery in Kendal Museum
You can see the golden eagle on display.

This specimen was donated to Kendal Museum. I am making a new rock for it to sit on and I am restoring the feathers. I feel sorry that it was collected in the Victorian times, but it is my job now to try and restore it back to a superb specimen. You can see a golden eagle in the Lake District mountain top Diorama which is now our outreach gallery sited at Brockhole on Windermere. 

Golden Eagle are magnificent birds of prey. They have traditionally lived in the Lake District. Any nest site is protected to ensure their survival.”  

Carol Davies AMA 
Curator of Collections 
Kendal Museum