It's been a little over five weeks since I started my internship with the Midwest Museum of Natural History. Each day I go in, I'm never fully sure what to expect, and I love it! Some days I'm working with the live animals, volunteering for an event, or cleaning rocks, other days I'm photographing gigantic taxidermy heads or identifying shells.
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.
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