Mummified Falcon


Mummified falcon (or other raptor) wrapped in bandages. From an anonymous donation to the museum made in 1926. The mummy was X-rayed in 1995 for the exhibition, "Caught in Time" (1996-2005) at National Museums Liverpool’s Conservation Centre, the first permanent UK exhibition dedicated to explaining the work of museum conservators. CONDITION REPORT 1995: loose areas of bandaging were secured in place with small pieces of PVA adhesive film. Heat scaled into position.