In Their True Colors

Developing New Methods for Recoloring Faded Taxidermy

Tag Archives: dioramas

What’s the Word? A Glossary of Taxidermy Terms

In previous blog posts we described our condition and inventory survey of mammalian taxidermy. In completing that survey, we created this working glossary of terms to ensure that each conservator … Continue reading

March 14, 2017 · 2 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

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