The conservation and restoration of
skeletons, heads, and full taxidermy specimens for Haselmere Educational Museum
Until recently the natural history galleries of Haselmere Educational Museum have long had a traditional and
interesting if rather homespun look about them. However, external funding in recent
years has provided a new storage area and a much-improved re-vamp of the galleries allowing
more specimens to go on display.
This wide-ranging project included:
The cleaning, conservation and consolidation of a young Moa skeleton (see pictures below),
necessitating the restoration of some vertebrae, foot digits and most of the skull.
The reconstruction, consolidation, re-articulating and re-tinting of the exoskeleton
of a Japanese Giant Spider Crab
The cleaning and repair of two taxidermy Rhinoceros heads.
Cleaning and removal of mildew from a taxidermy specimen of a Koala Bear (Phascolarctos sp.).
The cleaning and transfer from formaldehyde to alcohol of a dogfish skeleton, several large starfish (picture 3)
and a rabbit cardiovascular-injected dissection.
And last but not least, Arthur the much-loved Siberian bear received
particular attention from Simon Moore and now sports a fresh set
of claws since most of the original ones had been removed by souvenir hunters!
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