Dry collection move, July 2004

During July 2004, Ron Clark, Nick Summers and John Aruajo of Essential Art Services moved the fish skeletons and skins from the Yurong Street collection area to new storage premises at Alexandria.

Dry collection move, July 2004

Mark McGrouther © Australian Museum

Over three days about 550 skeletons and 500 skins were moved. Prior to the move, the majority of the specimens were stored in plastic bags or cardboard boxes. These containers have been replaced by polypropylene Corex boxes, which will ensure superior long term conservation of the specimens.

A big thank you goes to the staff of the Museum's Materials Conservation Branch who did an excellent job making the boxes and mounts for each of the specimens. The image shows from left to right, Sue Valis, Heather Bleechmore, Michael Kelly, Kate Jones and Megan Dean-Jones.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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