Learn the Care and Cleaning of Fragile Taxidermy Specimens

By: Lisa S. Icenogle

The May edition of the Werner Wildlife Museum’s Wildlife Study Group will be held on Thursday, May 18 beginning at 7 p.m.

This month’s presentation, “The Care and Feeding of the Animals: How to Clean Museum Taxidermy Specimens” will feature Patti Wood Finkle, director of museums at Casper College. Those attending the free event will learn the methods used by museums for the care and cleaning of fragile taxidermy mounts, according to India Hayford, museum assistant. Museum methods versus at home methods and why they might be different will also be covered during the talk while Wood Finkle gives a cleaning demonstration.

Wood Finkle began working at Casper College in 2010 shortly after graduating from Texas Tech University with a master’s degree in museum science. In 2015 she was named as director of museums at Casper College. At the Werner Wildlife Museum, she has helped to clean the taxidermied specimens, develop educational programming, and update exhibits.

The Werner Wildlife Museum is located off the Casper College campus at 405 E. 15th Street. For more information call the museum at 307-235-2108 or indiahayford@caspercollege.edu.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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