What’s now the Redmond Barry reading room at the @library_vic was built in 1893 for the Technological Museum of Victoria, then in 1899 when the National Museum (of natural history ?) moved from Melb Uni in 1899, their displays went here, and it was named McCoy Hall – so many stuffed animals ! My earliest memories are of dioramas with some stuffed animals, not huge numbers like these. I think I read somewhere they got moth eaten over time. Old photos @library_vic, contemporary image #adonline.