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Working in Conservation

Time has been ticking on in regards to working on the new ‘Nature’s Library’ gallery and conservation are now well and truly in the midst of getting specimens prepped and ready to go on display.  Most of the cases have … 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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Decanting the birds gallery

This week and last I’ve been helping out with decanting the birds and other zoological specimens from the second floor gallery.  This is in readiness for the new ‘Nature’s Library’ gallery which is due to open in April. It’s been … Continue reading

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Cataloguing caddisflies

So in continuing my work with the Alan Brindle aquatic insects collection I’m well underway with cataloguing the caddisflies (Order: Tirchoptera). One of the reasons why there are so many aquatic insects collected by Alan Brindle from rivers in the … Continue reading

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Allotment Produce

I just thought I’d write a small post: a) because it’s been a while; and b) to offer an update on how the museum’s allotment is faring. In between my ongoing work cataloguing the Alan Brindle aquatic insects (am now … Continue reading

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‘Living Worlds’ handling table

Today I ran a handling table at the museum based around one of the important themes of the ‘Living Worlds’ gallery; namely living in a sustainable way.  Handling tables are great opportunities of bringing things out of store that people don’t often … Continue reading

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The museum allotment (update)

As this week of gorgeous weather draws to a close I thought I’d just give a quick update on how the allotment is doing.  As you can see, the hot weather has not tempered the verdant-hue of the allotment’s cornucopic … Continue reading

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KE-EMu

KE-EMu is the storage database used by Manchester Museum to catalogue the entire collection at the musuem.  It is termed as a ‘collections management system’ and can store data on where the object is located in the musuem, where the object … Continue reading

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Herbarium

Over the past week or so I’ve been working in the Herbarium

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Morning spent in the biological spirit collection

This morning myself and Kate (Sherburn- Curatorial Assistant Zoology) topped up the alcohol in some of the invertebrates stored in the biological spirit collections.  Jenny (Discombe- Conservator) had told us that they were last replenished with alcohol around 5 years … Continue reading

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