I really enjoyed the exhibition, but really didn't think the misty cases were neccessary. To be honest, I thought it was a shame that the taxidermy wasn't used as another opportunity for education - since it had its heyday in the 19thC when collecting birds of paradise became popular. I find taxidermy really fascinating - perhaps exactly because it is now so unfashionable. Helping people to understand why and how taxidermy was practiced on the birds would have been really interesting.
I was dissapointed by the misty cases and felt they obscured my vision of the birds.
Also - perhaps an unrelated note, but the interface next to these cabinets wasn't working when I was there on the weekend - it always a pain when technology fails like this!