Training and courses
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
Monday to Friday
10:00 to 13:00 & 14:00 to 17:00Saturday
10:00 to 16:00Sunday
Oct 8, 2014
As part of the Museum's new exciting project arising from the recent award from Arts Council England Designation Development Fund, a project conservator, Rachel Howie, has been working on some of the Museum's most prized specimens with the aim of enhancing digital access to these special objects.
Sep 5, 2014
One of the most iconic of Cambrian age fossils from the famous Burgess Shale is a little (3.5 cm long) creature called Hallucigenia, which has been the subject of considerable controversy for several decades. Now, researchers, Martin Smith and Javier Ortega-Hernandez from the Department of Earth Sciences have reinvestigated this strange creature and its relationship to other animals.