Behind the scenes at the Zoology Museum

So sorry for the terrible quality of the photo. But it was on a behind the scenes tour, at night, taken through the door of a freezer. This is the reality of taxidermy conservation in the 21st Century. One big walk in freezer. Of the size I haven't seen since working in ice cream research. Or McDonalds. But the freezer kills the bugs and mites that can slowly destroy these antique skins. However, it is also necessary to protect the skins from frostbite, so they are frozen whilst wrapped in bubblewrap. It's odd. But it works. There were many other treasures seen and experienced at the Cambridge Museum of Zoology. It is undergoing major rebuilding work so the staff and volunteers are tremendou