My main focus is to photograph the collection. As of right now, it's a little difficult because we are also in the process or re-accessioning almost the entire collection. I can't photograph items until they are properly numbered. This has caused a little rut in the rhythm, but I'm learning a lot new things because of it. I have anthropology and entomology pretty much done (other than what is on display.) The current project is with the geology collection. We've been going at it for a few weeks now and I think we'll be able to wrap it up hopefully over the next couple of weeks.
Last week, in-between waiting for specimens to be numbered, I began to tackle what I would refer to as the conchology (the study of mollusc shells) collection. Most of these items aren't numbered at all which means they still have to be identified. I was excited to sit down and flip through field guides to discover something new to my knowledge.