In Their True Colors

Developing New Methods for Recoloring Faded Taxidermy

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Surveying Historic Taxidermy Part 2: Fun Finds

At its outset, execution of our inventory and condition survey of taxidermy mounts in storage in the American Museum of Natural History‚Äôs Department of Mammalogy (see previous post) required clarification … Continue reading

May 12, 2016 · 2 Comments

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 II: Unique Challenges in Restoring Faded Taxidermy

Badly in need of restoration after over 70 years of exposure to high light levels, temperatures, and fluctuations in relative humidity, the iconic habitat dioramas in the Bernard Family Hall … Continue reading

June 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

Introducing the Recoloring Taxidermy Research Project

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 … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 · 1 Comment