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Parrots

circa 1990

Acquired through UK Customs and Excise at various airports.

These birds were being shipped alive and died in transit.

The parrots were prepared for display by the Area Museum Service in Blackburn. The specimens were used in “Parrots” a multi-disciplinary exhibition in Oldham Museum part of which then toured in a temporary exhibition of the same name which was then shown in Bolton, Liverpool, Manchester, Keighley, Hartlepool, Glasgow, Derby, Workington, Stapely, Chester and Newcastle.

It is recorded that it was seen by over 500,000 visitors.