Repair work

biogeographical reflections with Merle Patchett

Scrutinies of zoological specimens and taxidermy in the development of biogeographical projects led to a publication with Merle Patchett entitled Repair Work. This was about our attempts to recover and restore specimens within the entangled natural and cultural practices and geographies in which they were made and maintained.

from Barnowl series from Blue Antelope series


Merle Patchett and Kate Foster: “Repair work: surfacing the geographies of dead animals” in special issue of Museums and Society: ‘Constructing nature behind glass’.

Full journal is online at

Download PDF – Repair Work – Patchett Foster