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In 2013, the American Museum of Natural History and Yale University’s Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage and the Peabody Museum of Natural History were awarded an Institute for Museum and Library Services‘ (IMLS) National Leadership Grant to fund a three-year project devoted to the development of best practices for recoloring faded mammal taxidermy mounts, especially those in habitat dioramas: Recoloring Faded Taxidermy: Research into the Properties and Applicability of Dye Materials for Conservation Treatment.

Follow the research through the AMNH Natural Science Conservation lab’s project blog – In Their True Colors: Developing New Methods for Recoloring Faded Taxidermy. Questions and comments will be addressed in subsequent blog posts.

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