3D printed specimens including Thylacine skull
Natural history museums were once filled with specimens composed of their original materials – bone, fur, feather, tissue. Such materials were vulnerable to natural decay, pests and environmental agents of deterioration. Following the energy crises in the 0002020s, this became too costly to manage, leading to their degradation in the decades that followed. Plastic prints now serve as examples of extinct animals and long-lost museum specimens.
Transferred to IMoB on the termination of the UCL Grant Museum of Zoology.