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Developing New Methods for Recoloring Faded Taxidermy

Category Archives: Special Post

Return of the Dead: Taxidermy in Contemporary Culture

The American Museum of Natural History is famous for its dioramas that include expert examples of taxidermy. But taxidermy is encountered in other types of museums and facets of contemporary … Continue reading

August 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Case Study: Lemur Mount Treatment Part 1: Condition Examination

In addition to testing the stability of metal-complex dyes, we have been studying condition issues facing historic taxidermy collections (see our previous posts on the Mammalogy condition survey) and performing … Continue reading

December 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

Surveying Historic Taxidermy Part 1: Goals and Parameters

Alongside the lightfastness testing described earlier in this blog, we are developing tools to support the efforts of other individuals and institutions seeking to preserve collections of historic mammalian taxidermy. … Continue reading

April 24, 2016 · 3 Comments

Special Post – Updated Team Taxidermy

Our blog posting took a short respite over the past few months, as we said a fond farewell and welcomed new members to our original Team Taxidermy. It was bittersweet … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Special Post – Microfading Workshop!

On June 26th 2014, Project Conservator Julia Sybalsky and Graduate Intern Gisella Campanelli attended the Microfading and Light Management Study Day, a half-day workshop and demonstration organized by Paul Whitmore … Continue reading

September 26, 2014 · Leave a comment