. Annual report for the year ended June 30 .... United States National Museum. CARE OF COLLECTIONS 45 large collection of baleen plates, formerly stored in crates in the attic, was fumigated and placed in insect-proof cases in the east court shed. As a result of the program of renovating exhibits, several hundred mounted specimens were removed from the exhibition halls. Many of these are the only representatives of their species in the collection, or have scientific value for other reasons. A start has been made on the large task of checking their histories, assessing their value for the resea

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. Annual report for the year ended June 30 .... United States National Museum. CARE OF COLLECTIONS 45 large collection of baleen plates, formerly stored in crates in the attic, was fumigated and placed in insect-proof cases in the east court shed. As a result of the program of renovating exhibits, several hundred mounted specimens were removed from the exhibition halls. Many of these are the only representatives of their species in the collection, or have scientific value for other reasons. A start has been made on the large task of checking their histories, assessing their value for the resea
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. Annual report for the year ended June 30 .... United States National Museum. CARE OF COLLECTIONS 45 large collection of baleen plates, formerly stored in crates in the attic, was fumigated and placed in insect-proof cases in the east court shed. As a result of the program of renovating exhibits, several hundred mounted specimens were removed from the exhibition halls. Many of these are the only representatives of their species in the collection, or have scientific value for other reasons. A start has been made on the large task of checking their histories, assessing their value for the research collection, and deciding what disposition to make of them. All bird material received was fumigated, identified, cataloged, and incorporated into the main collection except for lots being held out for study. A number of important specimens received from Formosa were remade for study. During the year several thousand specimens were reidentified by associate curator Deignan and museum aide Feinstein and also by Mr. Burleigh and Dr. Aldrich of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. All specimens of reptiles and amphibians received were identified, cataloged, and processed. The inventory of the lizard collection was well advanced and may be completed by the close of the present fiscal year. The collections of fishes are in an excellent state of preservation, and those processed and cataloged are arranged in an orderly manner and are readily accessible. The storage space in the basement of the. Restoration of the national collection of 450 Catlin Indian paintings is being carried out by conservator Henri Courtais.. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. United States National Museum. [Washington] : Smithsonian Institution

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