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    • MDA codes [advice] - https://collectionstrust.org.uk/mdacodes/ MDA codes are maintained by the Collections Trust on behalf of UK museums. MDA codes form part of unique numbering systems which link museum objects to their organisations.
    • Institute of Conservation [organisation] - https://icon.org.uk/ The Institute of Conservation (Icon) is a registered charity and the professional body for the conservation of our cultural heritage
    • US Geological Survey [organisation] - https://www.usgs.gov/ Created by an act of Congress in 1879, USGS has evolved over the ensuing 125 years, matching its talent and knowledge to the progress of science and technology. USGS is the sole science agency for the Department of the Interior. It is sought out by thousands of partners and customers for its natural science expertise and its vast earth and biological data holdings.
    • Natural Sciences Collections Association [organisation] - https://www.natsca.org/ NatSCA are a UK based membership organisation and charity that represents natural science collections and the people that work with them.
    • G. Ryder & Co. Ltd. [supplier] - http://ryderbox.co.uk/ We design and manufacture bespoke boxes for a wide range of clients which enhance every product or promotion. With your imagination and our technical capability the possibilities are endless.
    • Canadian Conservation Institute : Caring for Natural History Collections [advice,organisation] - https://www.canada.ca/en/conservation-institute/services/preventive-conservation/guidelines-collections/natural-history.html Caring for natural history collections is part of CCI's Preventive conservation guidelines for collections online resource. This section presents key aspects of managing the care of natural history specimens in heritage collections based on the principles of preventive conservation and risk management.

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