Questions related to Museum Exhibition
I'm finding ways to preserved a whole mushroom cultivated in a baglog to use in exhibition.
However, I'm unable to find a proper method for the preservation. I have an idea to fix the mushroom's mycelia (in baglog) with formalin, but doesn't have a proper procedure to do it.
In our case it is impossible to traced from where is originated (species is clearly different from all others and belongs to group with limited distribution in Middle East).
What is the validity of a taxon erected on a holotype deposited in a private collection with little or no access to be studied by specialists? Are there rules concerning this? Since this fact can be a major problem, many journals now are requesting if the specimens studied including types are deposited in museum collections. Opinions about this subject?
What is the level of compliance to these published standards in textile museums and what is the impact of this compliance on museum budget and infrastructure?
I am a PhD student interested in local adaptation of pelage camouflage patterns and how it relates to selection. I am looking for a pattern recognition method that can measure the spot patterns across leopard (Panthera pardus) individuals. I am using photographic images of skins housed in museum collections that have been standardized for white and color balance, and size (length and width). I basically need to bin them according to how similar or dissimilar the spot patterns are (the density of the spots on the background, the size of the spots, the ratio of spot pattern versus visible background etc). And measure the distance of their similarity/dissimilarity between them. I have been researching methods to perform this, but the only pattern recognition software I find is for identifying wild individuals for example from camera trap photos (ie Wild.ID and i3s). Does anyone have any recommendations?
I am looking for curators, administrators, artists, designers and all people connected to university/ academic art galleries, museums or exhibition spaces in Europe.
My dissertation focuses on mapping of those spaces to find out, what is missing to strengthen an international cooperation among university galleries and therefor help emerging artists and designers to better apply their works on an international art market.
Right now I am trying to build a database, so please, if you have any connections or directly you are working in this field, feel free to contact me.
All the best
Tomas Bata University in Zlin
Faculty of multimedia communication
G18 gallery Zlin
I'm interested in working on museum collections for my thesis. However, the common problem I encounter in my study organisms (I work on marine fishes) is that specimens are sometimes not well-prepared (i.e., fins are not spread out enough) or are sometimes contorted. Is there a way to somewhat "relax" AKA soften preserved animals, particularly in wet collections? I've read somewhere about soaking them in water to hydrate their tissues, but I can't confirm if that method is actually used by museum workers in zoological collection. Thanks a bunch!
I have found two specimens of this mysterious fossil in our museum collection. I expect it to be a tracefossil of some sort.
they are both found in the Uppermost Maastrichtian chalk of Stevns Klint, Denmark
Both specimens are very similar in morphology.
I have attached a photo of the best specimen.
DNA extraction from museum specimens offers a potential treasure chest of important questions relating to extinction, mutation and human impacts on genetic diversity through time. Most literature on DNA extraction from formalin fixed material concerns small paraffin embedded pathology samples (FFPE - there are other RG questions on that topic). Extraction from whole organism museum specimens are more complicated due to other chemicals leaching out of the body, other preservatives used and pH variation through time. Is anyone successfully analysing formalin fixed museum specimens?
Problem: to create a museum exhibit comparing skulls of domestic and wild sheep.
I’m looking for examples of narratives built through objects and interactions between objects. Museum exhibits, board games and miniatures games, analog simulations, models for Scientific demonstrations are all ways to build stories or tell stories through actual, physical objects. Thoughts, references and examples about this would be most appreciated.
I'm actually working on an exhibition about footprints and a text without illustration is worthless.
Could someone recommend a paper about the reasons behind to engaging museum visitors to read/look at the digital information when they visit the museum physically.
I struggle to find relevant literature as most of the researches are abut the museum website rather than physically in the museum itself.
The Berlin Natural History Museum is currently developing a disaster preparedness plan for its huge collections. Fire, water, earthquakes and other catastrophes represent an immense threat for our cultural and natural heritage. The history is full of examples of irreplaceable losses due to such catastrophes and a significant lack of preparedness. It would be interesting to see if you have some sort of disaster preparedness in your facility or for the collections in your responsibility.
i'm doing a papper about it and i can't find much references. Some authors recommend visitor studies, others follow an approach close to any other project evaluation with three steps (after, during, before) and pre-define goals to achieve. How we should do it? Combine all seems to be the best way, but i would like to find other approaches to complement my research.
The rock was found as an erratic boulder in NE Germany (Usedom Island) and most probably comes from Sweden. SW Finland may also be possible though. The individual components are igneous rocks, mostly granites. the rock is part of an exhibition on glacial erratics (Gesteingarten am Forstamt Neu Pudgla) and we would like to add some more information. Please contact me for more details if you have an idea.