Good Will Home Association (L.C. Bates Museum)
Log Number: MA-35-19-0036-19
The L. C. Bates Museum will provide professional conservation treatment for natural history specimens and create educational programming for the public about collections care. A professional conservator will complete conservation and stabilization treatments for 36 bird mounts and five fish mounts and their historic cases. The conservator will provide associated written and photographic documentation of the work to conserve and safeguard the historic collections. The museum will partner with Maine Archives and Museums to conduct a workshop for regional museums on the care of mounted collections. It will also provide exhibit and conservation-related tours for visitors and host a scholarly lecture on historic taxidermy. The project will build on recommendations received through the museum's participation in both the Museum Assessment and Conservation Assessment programs.