When is a fish not a fish?

Continuing our series on pests, we are now turning our attention to the silverfish.  These are often found lurking in the corners of the Fitzwilliam Museum, and, if left undisturbed, they can cause significant damage to a lot of our collections. Conversation with…a silverfish You’re not in water… True.  Can you see why I would be called a silverfish though?… Read full article

A conversation with… a woolly bear

Woolly bears are not an uncommon sight in museums.  As part of the pest management programme at the Fitzwilliam Museum, we have to keep an eye on numbers as they can cause a lot of irreversible damage to some of the collections. We thought it’d be a good idea to get to know them a bit better: You’re not very… Read full article