Monthly Archives: January 2013

Conservation work on…

Yesterday and today I’ve been working on ‘brushing up’ one of the objects that is going to be displayed on the new ‘Nature’s Library’ gallery.  Can you guess what it is? Any guesses?  What if I told you that in … Continue reading

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Amazonian Big Saturday and Clumber Park

I had fun this weekend for two reasons.  Firstly, the Amazonian Rainforest ‘Big Saturday’ was a great success.  There were lots of visitors on the day and it was great to hear people’s responses along the lines of, “Wow, I … Continue reading

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Big Saturday- Amazonian Rainforest

If you think of the Amazon as solely being somewhere to buy the latest One Direction CD then we have an event just for you!  Tomorrow (26 January) is a ‘Big Saturday’ here at Manchester Museum on the theme of … Continue reading

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Nature’s Library

So with the object selection for the main gallery cases complete, it’s now time to focus on the smaller well cases that surround the gallery.  These cases are around 140cm long by 60 deep and are each split into two themes. … Continue reading

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Plant mounting

Another task I’ve been undertaking in the herbarium this week is mounting plant specimens. The museum has a lot of plant specimens that need mounting or re-mounting; some collected a long time ago and some recently collected.  If you’d like … Continue reading

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Biscuit beetles and Happy New Year!

So 2013 is now firmly under way and I’d like to wish all my readers a prosperous and happy new year. But whilst we may have been celebrating the incoming year and reflecting on new challenges ahead, life for the herbarium … Continue reading

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