Collection Management

Video: Kiki's Gems

The Field Museum's treasures aren't necessarily stored in the collections behind the scenes. Join officer Kiki Witherspoon in a short tour of the Grainger Hall of Gems and get a glimpse of her favorite stones.

Video: Conserving Sticky

J. P. Brown is the Regenstein Conservator for Pacific Anthropology at The Field Museum and his job is to maintain and preserve the objects housed in our Anthropology collections. In this case, JP is using CT Scan technology to understand how the figure of a seated man from the Pacific island of Malekula (Republic of Vanuatu) was constructed. By revealing the different layers that make this fascinating handcraft, JP will be able to make decisions on how to store it properly so future generations can also enjoy it and keep preserving it.

Video: Frozen Fruit Bats

Conservation biologist Steve Goodman has been working in Madagascar for over 22 years. His research and work with Malagasy scientists has helped developed new strategies for conservation in the island. Enjoy one of his unusual field stories and get some insight on the challenges for preserving wildlife in Madagascar.

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