Natural history specimens are extremely varied with a wide range of material types, as well as preparation techniques. When treating a natural history specimen, a conservator is tasked with not only preserving the specimen, but also taking into consideration the significance and value of the specimen. For instance, many specimens are still used in active research, while others are meant to accurately display or highlight certain characteristics of the species. Treatment approaches are catered to each specimen and their associated values. Below you will find both quick treatment blurbs, as well as more in-depth studies.
Initial thoughts on conservation treatments of meteorites
Treatment of a Great Hornbill