There are risks and then there are risks. Imagine having to manage a room full of beetles (yes, insects), in a world-class museum filled with artifacts these beetles could make short work of.

That's just one of the risks the department of ornithology at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC has to deal with. I was fortunate to be part of a group treated to a behind the scenes tour there recently.

I've written about art gallery and museum risks in the past, where valuable or priceless items must be protected from fire, water, mold, theft, you name it. But the risks handled by experts at the American Museum of Natural History encompass these and more.

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