Bone collections: using, conserving and understanding osteology in museums

Javan Rhino skull (c)Leeds Museums and Galleries
Javan Rhino skull (c)Leeds Museums and Galleries
NatSCA event
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 -
09:30 to 17:00

Organised by NatSCA

University Museum Of Zoology, Cambridge

Many institutions look after diverse osteological collections with complicated care and management needs. Understanding, using, maintaining and conserving these collections is a large and complex topic. This day uses talks, examples, advice from experts in the field and the opportunity for hands-on tutoring to give collection managers greater insight into looking after these wonderful objects.

From in-depth case studies of bone cleaning, rearticulation and restoration to talks on bone identification and preparation, this day will cover a wide variety of museum osteology topics. There is also the opportunity to book on to a half-day bone cleaning workshop with experts from Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge.

Download programme of talks.


£69 non-members

£49 NatSCA members

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Booking deadline: 31st August 2015

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