Fantastic conservation work!

Before I came to Manchester I’d never worked at a museum that had a conservation department. We always did our best with what we’d got, or sent objects to conservators.

Manchester Museum is very fortunate to have a wonderful conservation department and particularly Jenny does wonders with the natural history objects.

Specimen before repacking

Specimen after repacking

Yesterday, Jenny and her placement student returned an incredibly fragile fossil of an amphibian which I had asked them to repack. I wanted to transfer it from a box to a drawer so that it was more easily accessible. They have done a great job and ensured the object’s survival for many years to come!

Thanks Jenny!


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