Constantin Johannes Latt

Taxidermy Scientific taxidermist

To the team
Naturhistorisches Museum Bern, Präparator Constantin Latt modelliert eine Dermoplastik eines Hundekopfes
Constantin Latt NMBE/Schäublin

My main task at the museum is to conserve vertebrates for exhibitions and scientific collections.
I am particularly interested in the construction of dermosculptures of mammals. For that matter, the preoccupation with the anatomy, the basis for a true-to-life expression, brings me great joy.

Contact

Focus
  • Preparation
    • Dermosculptures
    • Taxidermy
    • Preparation of skeletons
    • Scientific preparation of skins
    • Preparation of plants
  • Exhibition
    • Construction of dioramas
    • Care of objects
CV
  • 2018: European Taxidermy Championships in Salzburg 2nd place with 95/100 points in the category: "Professional /Game Heads" with a pedigree dog
  • Since 2017: scientific taxidermist at the NMBE
  • 2013 to 2017: education at the NMBE as a scientific taxidermist
  • 2012 to 2013: Aquazoo – Arthropodenzoo Schmiding
    • 50% care of animals (reptiles, amphibians, fishes, arthropods)
    • 50% preparation of animals, construction and arrangement of terrariums and aquariums
  • 2011: fisher's exam, Salzburg
  • 2010 to 2012: Höhere Bundeslehranstalt für Landwirtschaft Elixhausen
  • 2010: hunter's exam, Dornbirn
  • 2007 to 2010: Land- und forstwirtschaftliche Fachschule Hohenems
Apprenticeship

We offer in regular intervals quality apprenticeship training positions in the domain of natural sciences preparation, subject to the regulations of the professional association (as of 18 years).

I offer on demand and as far as possible apprenticeship training positions (for persons in an officially recognised apprenticeship as scientific taxidermist) in the domains of dermosculpture, taxidermy and scientific preparation.

Informations about the apprenticeship of scientific preparator in Switzerland: VNPS/Ausbildung

 

Publication

Latt, Constantin: Hochtechnisierte Skelettpräparation; Der Präparator 63(2017):14–23

Affiliations

Verband Naturwissenschaftliche Präparation Schweiz (VNPS)

Verband Deutscher Präparatoren (VDP)

Schweizerische Botanische Gesellschaft (SBG)

Other links:

European Taxidermy Championships (ETC)

Schweizerischer Verband für Konservierung und Restaurierung (SKR)