Hoardaculture: Brooklyn Taxidermy, Entomology, & Curiosities

Welcome! Hoardaculture Taxidermy started in Brooklyn, NY in 2011 as Amber Maykut's way to clear out some of the items she had hoarded over the years. Collector turned maker, Amber is a taxidermy, entomology, and curiosities enthusiast, and is a longtime New York City resident. She often found her tiny apartments overflowing with strange and unusual items she had made or collected. Moving from apartment to apartment prompted some of her first flea market tables and online sales. Friends began asking for custom pieces or obscure items for storefronts and photoshoots. Amber attended taxidermy schools, started doing pop-up shops, began teaching taxidermy and entomology classes and...here we are!