Museum specimens, especially taxidermy wildlife mounts, are sensitive to dust, oils, and other materials which can cause deterioration over time. To slow that process and protect the collection, the ABEF has had three new sets of doors installed in the natural history museum this month. These new doors will more securely section off the museum to better protect the specimens.
Curator of Collections, Katie Dickerson, has been working to create a functional and well-maintained museum collection. With these new doors in the museum entrance, emergency exit, and front of the facility, less outside material can enter the museum. The specimens are now safer from the elements and pests. This project was made possible through a grant written by the executive director, Cheryl McRoberts, from the Rasmuson Foundation and installed by Perseverance Glass Company and Carlos Jimenez.