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Last day of traineeship…

Sadly, this is the last day of my traineeship.  Hopefully I will be coming back to help with the installation of Nature’s Library but this is my ‘official’ last day.  Yesterday’s ‘bake off’ of wonderful museum-themed cakes and treats in aid of … Continue reading

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Longhorn beetle project

Just thought I’d update my progress on the longhorn beetle project as…I’ve nearly finished! All but four have now been incorporated into the collection and their location (cabinet and drawer number) inputted onto KE-EMu.  It took a little while to get … Continue reading

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Longhorn beetle project- labelling and incorporating

Now that the longhorn beetles (Cerambycidae family) have been pinned, and their antennae and limbs firmly fixed in place (hopefully!), it’s now time to label the specimens. I saved the packets and labels that came with the beetles and pinned … Continue reading

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British Arachnological Society Spider id workshop

On Saturday I attended the British Arachnological Society (BAS) Spider id workshop at our very own Manchester Museum.  The event was hosted by BAS Membership Treasurer, Philip Baldwin and curator of Arthropods here at Manchester, Dmitri Logunov. The first part … 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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Two days at Tullie House museum and art gallery

When Steve Judd, my mentor from Liverpool World Museum, suggested we should meet somewhere different for our next meeting, I had little insight into what a great idea this would turn out to be.  After some initial consultation, and through … Continue reading

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Curating mayflies

So my time in Creswell over, I’ve now returned to Manchester to begin my work with the Entomology (insects) department here.  Dmitri Logunov is the curator of Arthropods (an invertebrate having an exoskeleton, segmented body and jointed appendages: that’s arthropods … Continue reading

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Day Five: Mineralogy

Today was our final day at the NHM (sob!); but at least we went out on a high with some really interesting information and viewings of the mineralogy collection. David Smith was our guide for the day; and alongside Peter … Continue reading

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Day Four: Entomology

Kirsty and I spent today in the company of Alessandro Giusti, who is a curator of Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths) at the museum.  Alessandro gave us a great look around the HUGE entomological collection at the NHM; and also shared … Continue reading

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Day Three: Botany

Day three at the Natural History Museum involved working with Jovita and Ranee in the Botany department.  They were only too happy to share their good practice and expertise with Kirsty and I.  Our first task undertaken involved laying out … Continue reading

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