The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

Special exhibition about "Wolfgang Hartwig" shown until October 10th 2016

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The ZFMK‘s special exhibition „ Wolfgang Hartwig, Präparator und Tiermaler“ („Wolfgang Hartwig, taxidermist and animal painter“ is a homage to one of the ZFMK’s famous taxidermists and gives an insight into the long and fascinating life of Wolfgang Hartwig, who will become 88 years old on July 15th.

This temporary display shows newer and recent work of Wolfgang Hartwig. His drawings detailing the shape of the objects in high resolution were used for the print of reputable and renowned bird books such as COLLINS Field Guide.


Highlight of this small, but nice exhibition is an enormous mounted lion. The exhibition will run until October 10th 2016.There is no extra charge for this exhibition; the regular entrance fee (5 euros, reduced rate 2,50 euros) applies.

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