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Past and Present Teaching: Returning to the Cole Museum of Zoology’s original function as a university-level teaching resource, by developing a new museum space and enabling undergraduate students to safely undertake remedial conservation work within our fluid-preserved collections. Mrs Claire Smith1, Miss Caitlin Walton1 1Cole Museum Of Zoology, University Of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom (NW1) Natural History Wet collections, Lecture Theatre 5, Appleton Tower, 11 Crichton Street, EH8 9LE, June 8, 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Francis J. Cole became Professor of Zoology at the University of Reading in 1907 and began collecting natural history specimens for teaching in 1909. The focus of what became the Cole Museum of Zoology has always been on comparative anatomy, and undergraduate teaching. During the past few years, the collection has become increasingly inaccessible due to relocation of teaching, building work, and of course the Covid-19 lockdowns. Having recently moved into a brand-n...