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Subject: Natural history specimens

Natural history specimens

From: Jeffory Morris Curator <jmorris>
Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2000
I am seeking methodology for the testing and cleaning of a number of
natural history exhibits in our collection.  The specimens include
two polar bears, a walrus, a musk ox, an arctic white wolf and a
white fox, in addition to 27 different varieties of arctic fowl
collected from 1913-1917+ by arctic explorer Donald B. MacMillan.

It is suspected that the mounts contain arsenic, asbestos and

I am looking for reports or articles that speak to the methods and
results of actions taken on similar natural collections.

Jeffory Morris
Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum
P.O. Box 1125, High Pole Hill
Provincetown, Massachusetts 02657-1125
Fax: 508-487-4702

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:22
                Distributed: Saturday, October 14, 2000
                       Message Id: cdl-14-22-015
Received on Wednesday, 11 October, 2000

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