In Their True Colors

Developing New Methods for Recoloring Faded Taxidermy

Category Archives: Renovation of the Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals

A Horse of a Different Color – researching colorants for recoloring taxidermy

For the 2011-2012 renovation of the Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals dioramas, we were limited by the need for high lightfastness (resistance to fading), in situ treatment considerations, … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · 4 Comments

Renovation of the Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals, Part I: What is a habitat diorama?

In 2011-12, the American Museum of Natural History undertook an ambitious program of renovation to the 45 habitat dioramas in the Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals.  It was … Continue reading

May 2, 2014 · 4 Comments