Investigation and conservation of botanical wet collections

The aim of this project is to deepen the knowledge of conservation issues of botanical wet collections (plants in fluid) in order to propose adapted protocol for their correct preservation.

From a material point of view, the correct combination of fixing procedures, preservation fluid, container and sealant for a long lasting specimen’s conservation will be investigated for various categories of plant species. From an immaterial point of view, part of the research will be dedicated to the investigation of the cultural values owned by these artefacts and the optimal way to maintain them in time.  

More information about the project LIQUOR (01.02.2021 – 31.08.2022)

More information about the project FLUIDIS (01.04.2019 – 31.03.2020)


Laura Brambilla (project leader) – conservation scientist
Marion Dangeon – conservator, specialized in natural history collections
Elodie Granget – conservator, specialized in scientific and technical collections

Laura Brambilla (Project leader) and Marion Dangeon (Research assistant) working on the LIQUOR project