Category Archives: Conservation
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Every Wednesday for the past few weeks my volunteer Veronica and I have been cleaning and assessing the condition of the botanical fluid specimens in the spirit store. Many of the specimens have not been topped up since the 1930s. … Continue reading
On Tuesday and Wednesday I attended a course at Lancashire Conservation Studios on how to identify keratinous and osseous materials. The course (which was taught by Dr. Sonia O’ Connor) was so intensive that I couldn’t possibly touch on everything … Continue reading
I kind of grin at the title I’ve chosen for this post, as it certainly didn’t feel like Ecuador in there today! It was pretty cold! The reason Ecuador is the theme of this post has less to do with … Continue reading
On Wednesday and Thursday I attended a feather conservation workshop delivered by conservator Allyson Rae. The course was held at the Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Study Centre. Note that while there is a picture of a bundle of cassowary feathers … Continue reading
The bird gallery at the Manchester Museum is currently having some building work done on it. As a result, we have had to remove many of the specimens off the gallery space. It was decided that the birds would be … Continue reading