Natural History Specimens
Natural history specimens such as bird
mounts, animal mounts and mineral specimens are extremely fragile and can be made from many different materials
including leather, bone, glass, wood, stone, metal, etc. They
are very complex and often very reactive to their environment.
Some are susceptible to pest attack and many historic organic
specimens have been treated with harmful pesticides in the past.
Owners should be careful when handling these materials. Wear
gloves and wash your hands frequently when handling these items.
These objects are cared for by objects
conservators, some of whom have
specialized in natural history objects.
If you have any questions, ask