Pin It, Squash It, Pickle It

Episodes

First
Broadcast
Comments
20050531

and Stuff It.

Brett Westwood takes a trip into the mysterious world of museum zoological collections.

1/4. Pickle It

The art of pickling animal specimens and how museums do it, and why they keep thousands of specimens from sticklebacks to sharks and squid.

20050601

and Stuff It.

2/4. Squash It

Brett Westwood delves into the mysterious world of museum wildlife collections and the intriguing lives of the early collectors.

He looks at the plant collectors who travelled to the far flung corners of the earth in search of ever more exotic plants and discovers how their spoils formed the basis of our modern understanding of botany and why collecting is still important today.

20050602

Stuff it

Brett Westwood delves into the mysterious world of museum wildlife collections and the intriguing lives of the early collectors.

3/4. Stuff It

Brett explores the art of taxidermy and visits one of the largest collections of stuffed animals in the world at the Rothschild Museum near Oxford.

20050603

Stuff it

Brett Westwood delves into the mysterious world of museum zoological collections.

4/4. Bash it

Brett looks at fossils and explores the lives of some of the early collectors whose discoveries changed not only our view of the world but that of our own origins.