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Title: Documenting a historic mounted fin whale skeleton in preparation for a move: a case study at the Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona
Authors: Consorci del Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona
Pérez-Azcárate, Marta
Font-Rosselló, Bernat
Garcia-Franquesa, Eulàlia
Issue Date: 20-Nov-2019
Keywords: Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona
Mètodes de conservació en museus
Conservació d'espècimens zoològics
Ossos
Cetacis
Balenes
Conservació i restauració
Access to document: http://hdl.handle.net/2072/365001
Citation: Collection Forum 2019; 32(1):47–58
Extent: 12 p.
Abstract: In 2009, theMuseu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona launched a new permanent exhibit that included removal and restoration of a landmark piece, a fin whale skeleton, and complete redesign of its assembly structure. In this paper we present the process and results of documenting the piece before the dismantling procedure. A graphic record was created as part of the restoration process, which secondarily served as an important source of information for designing the new mounting system. A detailed visual examination of the skeleton revealed problems in the preservation of the bone. The results of the preparatory examinations proved useful for planning a new preventive conservation program for the piece in its new location.
Terms of use details: © 2019 Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections
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