AbstractMuseum scientists often perform multiple roles: they build and maintain collections, conduct scientific research, advise government and industry, and educate the public. Often we are faced with unique challenges. How do we get people interested in minute, almost-invisible animals? How do we image rare specimens without damaging them? How do we share specimen data with other researchers? High-resolution 3D-imaging using X-Ray micro-computed tomography (microCT) is becoming increasingly accessible to researchers, and has been a game-changer for museums. In this talk, I will discuss some of the projects we have undertaken at the Western Australian Museum, using the MicroCT facilities of the Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis at the University of Western Australia.
Western Australia Museum
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