Carl Akeley

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1864 – 1926

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Who was Carl Akeley?

Carl Ethan Akeley was a taxidermist, sculptor, biologist, conservationist, inventor, and nature photographer, noted for his contributions to American museums, most notably to the Field Museum of Natural History and the American Museum of Natural History. He is considered the father of modern taxidermy. He was the founder of the AMNH Exhibitions Lab, the interdisciplinary department that fuses scientific research with immersive design.

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Born
May 19, 1864
Clarendon
Also known as
  • Carl Ethan Akeley
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Nationality
  • United States of America
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Died
Nov 18, 1926
Mount Mikeno

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on July 23, 2013

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