You must have one of the most unusual jobs in Copenhagen. Tell me about it. I’m a natural history conservator. I look after the historical collections of veterinary and animal science at the University of Copenhagen. Most people think I’m a taxidermist, because it’s the same word in Danish. Much of my work involves changing the fluid that preserves the “wet specimens” in the collections and registering them clearly. How old are the collections? The specimens date mainly from the 1800s, with a few from the early 1900s and some were even collected by Peter Christian Abildgaard, who founded the School of Veterinary Medicine in 1773. I’m the first person to work with most of the collections for about 30 years. Much of it was scattered all over the campus and moved into basements, attics and so on. In fact, my master’s thesis involved working out what This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Five Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 47 Alice Sheppard On dance as a channel to commune with the body—even when it hurts. Arts & Culture Issue 47 Dr. Woo Meet the tattoo artist who's inked LA. Arts & Culture Issue 47 Walt Odets The author and clinical psychologist on why self-acceptance is the key to a gay man's well-being. Arts & Culture Fashion Issue 47 A Picture of Health Xiaopeng Yuan photographs the world’s weirdest wellness cures. Arts & Culture Issue 47 Chani Nicholas and Sonya Passi Inside the astrology company on a mission to prove workplace well-being is more than a corporate tagline. Arts & Culture Issue 47 Julia Bainbridge On the life-enhancing potential of not drinking alcohol.