Monthly Archives: March 2011

Cleaning a black-headed gull

I did some work in the conservation department today. Tomorrow some animals will be taken to a meeting so that our Handling Volunteers can get used to them. The animals are from the Discovery Centre but a few of them … Continue reading

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Shapes

Tomorrow an art student is coming to draw some of the collections. She requested some larger 3 dimensional specimens so I chose a large selection of seed pods and dry fruits. I can’t wait to see what she comes up … Continue reading

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The Bryophyte Project

There is a mezzanine in the herbarium. This is where the moss collections are stored: Currently, many of the moss collections are unsorted and need to be put into more accessible storage facilities. This will be my task for the … Continue reading

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Botanical models

I have started working in the Manchester Museum¬†herbarium, which is a fascinating place filled with many different kinds of specimens. Not all of the objects in the herbarium were once living specimens. Some of them, such as Robert Brendel’s botanical … Continue reading

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