Moriarty Science Seminar: Preserving Natural History Collections
January 25, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
R.W. Moriarty Science Seminar Presents: Preserving Natural History Collections: One Conservator’s Story
Speaker: Fran Ritchie
What’s it like being one of the few art conservators who focuses on preserving natural science and history materials? This talk will cover the odd situations that arise when treating historic taxidermy (cue the dripping turtle oil and bald eagle toupees), the enriching moments that community engagement provides when treating indigenous materials, and the thrill of protecting T. rex from the dreaded ketchup stain.