Category Archives: curation
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I’m currently working on documenting and updating the nomenclature of this collection of butterflies, which was donated to The Manchester Museum in 1960 by the brothers Harold M and F.H. Simms along with a smaller European collection of Lepidoptera. Along … 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
Yesterday my volunteer Veronica and I put away some interesting objects called magic lantern slides. Lantern slides were a popular tool used in the early days at Manchester Museum for lectures and presentations. Most of the slides were of photographs … Continue reading
Osteology was the order of the day on Thursday. I worked with Joanne Cooper and volunteer Mandy Holloway. Jo first showed me the dermesterium, where colonies of flesh-eating beetles are kept. They strip down a specimen to its skeleton. The … Continue reading
On Wednesday I worked again in the bird skins area. The Extinct and Endangered birds are currently being moved to more secure cabinets. While the majority of the collection is now locked away, some of the endangered birds are still … Continue reading