Packing Up a Museum

How do you pack up 4 million museum items for refurbishment? Cambridge University's museum of zoology is getting a refit.....
12 February 2014
Presented by Harriet Johnson


 Scrimshaw was traditionally carried out by whalers in the 19th century using the bones and teeth of sperm whales, the baleen of other whales and the tusks of walruses. The images on this dolphin skull include a ship carved into the back of the skull...


Moving house is one of life's most stressful events; so imagine packing up 4 million artifacts of a museum collection. That's exactly what they are doing at Cambridge University's museum of Zoology. Harriet Johnson went to find out how they're getting ready for the 3 year project to update and improve the museum, and also sneaked a look at some of the best bits of the collection before it all gets packed away...


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