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Lauren Vonnahme

Senior Museum Specialist

(212) 769-5854

Some Useful Resources

A really great, easy to read, article explaining the importance of maintaining natural history collections

The Value of Natural History Collections

A poster of the Clearing and Staining Process 


I will be showing off one of my favorite specimens, a 4,000 year old mummified gecko that was found accidentally wrapped up with an Egyptian Mummy. There is actually a paper on the unwrapping of the mummy from the MET, that includes them X-raying him and thinking it was an amulet of some sorts, when it was really just a dead lizard. Its a bit old, but my history buffs usually enjoy the read:

The Mummy of Wah Unwrapped