Museum Secrets

This Blog Comes With A Warning…

Collections Management Specialist Janis, who works with the Natural History collection, has written a blog that comes with the warning that it “contains descriptions and images that may not be suitable for sensitive individuals.”

Click HERE to discover a specialized specimen preparation process that very few people ever witness… if you’re not too squeamish.

Watch this video (© Manitoba Museum) that shows how beetles are used to clean Museum specimens…if you think you can handle it.

Image: © Manitoba Museum, MM 9979


Dirty Little Secrets

A lot goes on behind the scenes at the Manitoba Museum. Things you could not possibly imagine. Carolyn from our Conservation team is going to tell you about one of the crazy methods she sometimes uses to clean leather, beading, oil paintings, and wooden surfaces.

Read conservator Carolyn Sirett’s Dirty Little Secrets blog.