Blanco & Solís, 2014: RESTORATION OF MOUNTED ANIMALS
CONCLUSION
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
We report the interventions on two mounted
We appreciate the cooperation and support of
sharks belonging to the historical and scientific
all MNCN-CSIC staff involved in the exhibition
collection of the MNCN-CSIC prior to 1784.
project
"Biodiversidad".
We
thank
the
Using exclusively reversible, neutral and
organizers of the International Conservation
inorganic materials, we ascertained a better
Symposium for inviting us to contribute to this
preservation of those specimens.
special volume. We also thank two anonymous
During the whole process, protocols were made
reviewers and K. Stein for providing comments
so that the institution that hosts the specimens
which significantly improved an earlier version
knows at all times the materials used for
of the manuscript.
preventive preservation, subsequent cleaning
and further possible restorations.
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