JPT No. 13 Special Volume – Symposium Volume of the 1st Internacional conservation symposium-workshop

Sandra Val, Steven J. Jabo & Vincen Carrió

Edited by
Emanuel Tschopp & Sandra Val

Additional Scientific Editors
Koen Stein, Carla Alexandra Tomás, Ricardo Araújo, Octávio Mateus, Peter Falkingham & Rui Castanhinha

Technical Editors
Silvia Costa, Emanuel Tschopp, Femke Holwerda


This special volume collects the work of some of the attendees and the international guests to the 1st International Conservation Symposium-Workshop in Natural History Collections, organized by the CRIP (Centre of Paleontological Restoration and Interpretation) of Els Hostalets of Pierola, Barcelona (Spain), together with the Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution of Washington (USA) and the National Museums of Scotland in Edinburg (UK). This international symposium aimed to create a workspace and study around the concepts of protection and conservation of Natural History Collections, deepening the knowledge and analysis of the different working methods used in this type of collections. Participation in the symposium was a great success with over 80 participants from different parts of the world: Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Israel, Germany, England, Portugal, USA, Australia and Spain. This first international meeting was a great space for discussion and exchange of experiences, very dynamic and profitable, where professionals from around the world debated and reflected around the conservation, preparation and restoration of Natural History Collections, establishing ties of professional and institutional collaborations among the participants. The symposium organizing committee wishes to thank all participants and collaborating institutions whose participation has made this meeting possible. And also we want to thank the Journal of Paleontological Techniques for the realization of the Symposium Volume. The team of the Journal of Paleontological Techniques put a lot of effort in editing and publishing this volume monograph.

In situ conservation strategies: a case study of archeopaleontological remains from the Early Pleistocene site of El-Kherba (Ain Hanech), Algeria

Elena Lacasa-Marquina, Pilar Fernandez-Colón, Aldjia Hamlat, Latefa Marouf, Zoheir Harichane & Mohamed Sahnouni  (pdf)

Bones and sediments: part of a synergetic continuum

Gail Gali Beiner & Rivka Rabinovich (pdf)

Preliminary results on the chemical preparation of dinosaur eggshells

Sandra Val, Rubén García & Domingo López  (pdf)

Preparation of a turtle fossil from the Pliocene site of Camp dels Ninots (Caldes de Malavella, Girona, Spain)
Souhila Roubach, Bruno Gómez de Soler, Gerard Campeny Vall-Llosera & Juan Ignacio Morales (pdf)

The Bristol Dinosaur Project – a conservation and preparation overview

Pedro A. Viegas & Michael J. Benton (pdf)

Two examples of preventive conservation actions in the Museu de Ciencies Naturals de Barcelona (MCNB): inspection of specimens and substitution of packaging

Maria Vila, Marta Pérez, Olga Muñoz & Eulàlia Garcia-Franquesa (pdf)

Restauration of mounted animals – new techniques in old taxidermies

Angel Blanco & Gema Solis (pdf)

Procedures and materials used in the mounting of two birds which belong to the Natural Sciences National Museum (MNCN-CSIC) and the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM)

Rita Gil Macarrón, Sonia Santos Gómez, Luis Castelo Sardina, Margarita San Andrés Moya & Andrés Sánchez Ledesma (pdf)

Pollutants in the museum environment – minimizing damage in storage and display

Pamela Hatchfield  (pdf)

Exploring the common ground between organic artifacts and natural history specimens: we share problems – can we share solutions?

Allyson Rae (pdf)

The collections of vertebrates of the Estación Biológica de Doñana (CSIC). Origin and evolution

Teresa García-Díez, M. Rosario Sempere, José Cabot, Javier Juste & Carlos Ibáñez  (pdf)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *