Category Archives: Zoology
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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
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
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
I’ve been meaning to post a step by step guide on how to skin birds with photos, but the truth is it’s extremely difficult to plan this, especially when I’m working on a bird and have to stop every few … Continue reading