Curation

Our curators look after thousands of osteological specimens, adding around 100 new specimens to the collection each year.

Most of our avian osteological specimens are disarticulated skeletons, suitable for comparison and measurements of individual elements or smaller articulated portions. 

We hold only a few complete mounted skeletons, largely for demonstration and display purposes. 

Important curation projects include databasing the collection and also updating the organisation of specimens, which will provide much needed space as the collection continues to expand.