Tag Archives: Facebook Live

02 Cotton buds and plumber’s tape | #NHM_Live

The Museum’s conservators were the stars of our second broadcast in the first #NHM_Live series, where we took a look at how they repair and maintain the millions of specimens in the collections.

Camilla Tham and Alison Shean were joined by conservators Arianna Bernucci and Cheryl Lynn to talk about mummified cats, Archaeopteryx, 1.3 kg of dust from a single specimen and some of the major specimens that will feature in the upcoming #Whales: Beneath the Surface exhibition.

To see more of their work, take a look at the #NHM_Conservators tag on Instagram.

01 Cephalopoda inside out | #NHM_Live

Our first ever series of #NHM_Live was broadcast earlier in the year on our Facebook page. We’ll be starting our second series of broadcasts in June so, before we get going, here’s a look back at the 4 episodes of series 1.

During the first broadcast we explored the weird and wonderful world of squid, octopus and cuttlefish with Alastair Hendry and our Curator of Mollusca, Jon Ablett.

N.B. this broadcast featured the dissection of a squid. If you think this could upset you, skip the segment in the recording that occurs between 12 mins 45s and 17 mins 45s.