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Aidan PassBy Aidan Pass
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Aidan PassBy Aidan Pass
First created
£21
pledged of £1,500pledged of £1,500 goal
2
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 28 2019

About

Still Life opened in November 2018 as a private museum in the heart of Hackney dedicated to the wonder of the natural world. taking inspiration from classic institutions like The Horniman Museum, The Grant Museum of Zoology and The Hunterian Museum, Still Life brings the marvels of nature to you, everything from a Zebra’s hind quarters and a full mounted emu skeleton to porcupine quills, coprolites, a meteorite and a mammoth tooth.

With bronze cabinets formerly from the V&A, an oasis of pink and cream, white marble and traditional fittings this museum, emporium and coffee shop welcomes visits from local schoolchildren and discerning locals of all stripes.

At the heart of Still Life is a large nineteenth century pub bar formerly of the The Bear in Bristol. Currently home to a hundred year old Argentine cash register the intention is that the space play host to a full mounted horse skeleton. Reaching nearly to the ceiling and marching purposefully towards Well Street the Hackney Horse will greet visitors to the Museum in perpetuity, a reminder of the intricacy, grandeur and fleeting nature of natural life.

The skeleton itself has already been sourced from an animal which died of natural causes on the South Downs by a local specialist, it is already cleaned and prepared - the money raised by patrons is for the assemblage, transport and installation of the horse.

With your help this unique and beautiful equine extravagance will find its home in Hackney, for all to enjoy, free to access, to educate and enthrall. 

Join us and become part of the Museum.

The horse in question!

Risks and challenges

Mounting an animal skeleton on this scale poses significant challenges, but with the funds in place, we have a network of supporters and professionals ready to make the Hackney Horse happen!
It will take some time but with a following wind the horse will be up and in action by Summer 2019.

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    Become a Patron

    Become a patron of Still Life. For ten pounds you will receive a hand-written certificate, signed by the founder accrediting you as a life-time patron. Presenting your patron’s certificate entitles you to two free Dark coffees to be enjoyed around the hooves of the Hackney Horse and a VIP welcome.

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    Black or Pink Latte VIP Patron

    VIP Patron membership gets you a hand written Patron’s certificate, and entitles you to a VIP activated charcoal licorice latte or rose petal pink cocoa latte, to be enjoyed around the hooves of the Hackney Horse. Bring a guest who can enjoy a Dark Arts Coffee and eye your latte jealously.

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    Founding Member

    Enjoy life as a founding member with a VIP brunch for two with drinks around the hooves of the Hackney Horse. Experience ‘night at the museum’ with a free evening venue for a private party. Lovingly created Founding Member certificate and a perpetual welcome.

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    Naming rights, Founding Patron.

    Naming Rights for the Hackney Horse, to be displayed in perpetuity.
    In addition to choosing the name for a future landmark and the museum’s most visible exhibit, you will get lunch or brunch for four including drinks.
    Free venue hire for a private party in the museum.
    Founding Patron’s certificate with your name displayed on-site in perpetuity.
    As a fellow lover of the natural world and part of our founding team you will also receive a fossilised ear bone from an extinct ancient whale in-store.
    You will be part of Still Life forever and given the VIP welcome to match.

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