Natural History Specimens (Biological, Paleontological)


Alaska Fur ID Project
A useful resource if you need to identify what animal's fur is in your museum collection

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)
The following material types are listed under the AIC Objects Specialty Group Conservation WIKI

American Museum of Natural History, Paleontological Portal

Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI)
CCI Notes on leather, skin, and fur:

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society

National Park Service (NPS)

NPS Conserve O Grams:

Leather and Skin Objects:

Natural History Specimens:

NPS Museum Handbook, Part I - Museum Collections:

Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET), Nebraska's PBS and NPR Stations

Northern States Conservation Center

Smithsonian Institution, Museum Conservation Institute (MCI)

Society For The Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC)

Texas A&M University, Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation, Conservation Research Laboratory
The Laboratory's on-line manual discusses many methodologies for conserving archaeological artifacts recovered from marine environments: