Yale Peabody Museum Gallery Talk
Mariana Di Giacomo


Vacuum Cleaners, UV Lights, and Fancy Glues:

The Many Shapes Conservation Takes in Natural History Collections

Mariana Di Giacomo

Natural History Conservator, Yale Peabody Museum


Thursday, January 30 at 4:00 pm

Study Gallery, First Floor


What does a conservator do in a natural history museum? Does she spend hours with a tiny brush restoring an object? Natural history conservation can take many forms—tiny brushes are one—but to take care of collections preventive conservation is among the most important. Come hear Peabody’s conservator Mariana Di Giacomo share her experiences (they do include vacuum cleaners!) and research, and learn how you too can help care for the Museum.


Refreshments to follow. Pay-as-you-wish admission.