Monthly Archives: July 2011

Leeds Discovery Centre

Today I spent the day at the Discovery Centre in Leeds. The centre is a huge warehouse containing social history, archaeology and natural history collections. I met up with curator of natural history Clare Brown, conservation intern Emily, conservator Emma … Continue reading

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Preparing a study skin

Last week I started to prepare an ornithological specimen that had been given to the museum. Zoology curator Henry Mcghie taught me the basics of preparing my very first bird specimen. The bird in question was a little owl (Athene … Continue reading

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This past Wedneday and Friday last week I worked with the Museum’s Education team by putting together and delivering a workshop for Key Stage 3 Students. This was part of a secondary enrichment day the Manchester Museum was running. My … Continue reading

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Hidden Gem

I just got back from the most amazing place: The Firs Botanical Grounds. The grounds are part of the university and are located behind Owen’s Park in Fallowfield. Not many people, myself included are aware this place exists. This is … Continue reading

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Just a quick post as I’m feeling mighty tired and I still have lots of work to do on the earwig collections.┬áThere are currently live phasmids in the Entomology department. One is an Australian species that feeds on eucalyptus. The … Continue reading

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