Category Archives: Taxidermy

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Feather Conservation Course

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

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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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More condition reporting

This startled me when I first saw it on the shelf I have improved my condition report sheets. When I first went into the zoology stores to examine the specimens, I had a makeshift sheet which I jotted down information … Continue reading

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The Question

Any curator that has worked with taxidermied natural history specimens has had the trinity of questions thrown at them from curious members of the public (mostly from the populace under the age of ten): 1.) Is it real? 2.) Is … Continue reading

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