workshops and presentations

Learn from over
60 years of experience

Dean and Ewin invite you to share in their rich store of knowledge. Museum Maker workshops and presentations include taxidermy, moulding and casting, and museum preparation techniques.

The workshops are run throughout the year in Castlemaine, Victoria and are suitable for beginners or advanced industry professionals. Workshops cater for 6–12 participants.

Museum Makers also provide custom-made workshops and presentations for students of museum studies, fine arts, science, and industry professionals.

taxidermy workshop victoria

June 22 - 23

Using traditional museum taxidermy methods, participants will be carefully guided in how to skin, mount and create their own beautiful bird to take home.

Aprons, gloves and taxidermy kits provided.

Mould and cast workshops

Coming soon

This hands-on workshop explores what can be created using a range of moulding and casting materials such as dental alginate, wax, plaster and silicone rubber.
Participants will apply various techniques to turn negatives into real positives.
Mobile museum and natural history presentations and workshops

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Museum Makers provide custom-made workshops and presentations for a variety of clients, including students of museum studies, fine arts, science and for industry professionals interested in upskilling.

What our students are saying

Ewin and Dean teach centuries old, museum quality taxidermy in the most entertaining and throughtfully presented way. We all took home something we were truly proud of. If you dream about trying taxidermy, this workshop is the perfect introduction.

Zanna Rickard

That was the greatest weekend I’ve had in ages!
The space and tool kits were beautiful. With patience and attention to detail each person was guided to build confidence in each task. These incredible masters of taxidermy provide a clearly thrilling experience.

Michelle Robie

If you’ve ever been intrigued by the art of taxidermy this is the workshop for you. Dean and Ewin are excellent teachers with a wealth of knowledge to share. A little bit gruesome and hugely rewarding. You won’t be disappointed.

Doug Alderson

Check out some of our past workshops