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Following a period of intense and urgent conservation, a collection of fascinating animal and plant specimens preserved in fluid go on display in this new exhibition.

The Pickling Project explores a previously unknown and neglected part of St Albans Museums’ collection, and shines a light on the processes taken to look after the natural history collection.

Discover weird and wonderful creatures and learn more about how this important collection was saved from the brink.

Curated by Conservator of Collections Alison Foster.

Volunteer picklers: Jo Askham, Tayba Batool, Charley Bourner, Caroline Carr, Stacey Endres, Elspeth Farrar, Kate Green and Jill McMaster.

Volunteer researchers: Steve Brooks, Katy Cook, Gill Fenner, Su Gray, Wendy Hartnell, Helen Hughes, Andrew Lucas and Jasmin Payne.     

We gratefully acknowledge support from: St Albans Museums and Galleries Trust, Barbara Whatmore Charitable Trust, 
The Arts Society and National Lottery Heritage Fund.