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Textiles & Natural History Specimens

The textiles & natural history specimens conservators are responsible for the preservation and restoration of textiles, costumes and natural history specimens. Apart from devising conservation programmes for the collections, they monitor the display condition at the branch museums and are actively involved in the integrated pest management programmes. While the work of textile conservation calls for specific manual dexterity, the textile washing table is one of the essential equipment in the textile laboratory.

Washing trousers with the textile washing table Rolling up a large flat textile with rollers for storage Cleaning and consolidating the flaking scales of a snake specimen
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