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 51 Emily Gernild The Danish painter breathing new life into an old medium. Arts & Culture Food Issue 51 Imogen Kwok The artist takes food styling quite literally, creating accessories out of fruits and vegetables. Arts & Culture Design Issue 51 How to Make a Chair And do it on a tiny budget. Arts & Culture Issue 51 Odd Jobs The comedian with strong opinions about your home décor. Arts & Culture Issue 51 Tall Order The hidden depths of height. Arts & Culture Films Issue 51 Vicky Krieps An interview with the actor.