Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews

Work begins on dismantling the Natural History displays at Letchworth Museum, cleaning the specimens, and packing them to go into storage until the new museum opens. Here, Sian and Suzie are cleaning some of the squirrels – a grey one and one of our special black squirrels!

Cleaning squirrels at Letchworth Museum

Cleaning squirrels at Letchworth Museum

Staff at Hitchin Museum are having a break from cleaning the hundreds of bottles from the Victorian Pharmacy and have moved on to some more unusual and larger objects.

Here, Gill dusts and hoovers a model of a church pulpit, made locally from wood and leather.

Gill cleaning a model pulpit

Gill cleans a model pulpit

Amanda carefully works on a wooden stereoscope from the collection. These were popular in Victorian times to view 3D photos.

Amanda cleaning a stereoscope

Amanda cleaning a stereoscope

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