The Conservation lab runs and hosts training courses for other museums and individuals from the heritage sector. Courses range from how to manage hazards in museum collections or how to monitor and control pests in museums, such as insects and rodents, which can all damage objects.
Teaching Insect Pest Management Level 2 with David Pinniger
The possibility that the extinction of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago may have been caused by the eruption of the Deccan lavas in India has been increased by new research, published in the Geological Society of America Bulletin (doi:10.1130/B31167.1).
A view of the Mahabaleshwar escarpment in the western Ghats, India. Just a small part of the 3.6 km thick pile of lavas that flooded over the Deccan region of India some 66 million years ago? (photo copyright Dr Sally Gibson, Dept. Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge)