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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 finale

So I’ve finally completed my longhorn beetle project.  All the data, including recently added locality (where the insects were collected) data has been added onto KE-EMu and the specimens have been incorporated into the collection. The New Zealand species incorporated are … 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

For the past week and a bit I’ve been working in Entomology with my own project on Longhorn beetles (Family: Cerambycidae).  This is a great project for me to work on as it allows me to go through every stage … Continue reading

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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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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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Working on Nature’s Library

This week I’ve been back at Manchester assisting assistant curator of zoology Kate Sherburn with some preparatory work for the new ‘Nature’s Library’ gallery (due to open in April 2013). It is very important that everything fits together properly in … Continue reading

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Week at Leeds Discovery Centre

This week I’m based at the Leeds Discovery Centre. The Discovery Centre holds the collections of all the City council museums; including those of the Leeds City Museum and Kirkstall Abbey. It is a real treasure trove of collections housed … 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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