Danielle Measday spent a considerable amount of her childhood curled up inside a pillowcase pretending to be a dinosaur egg. Since that time she has become the Conservator of Natural Sciences for Museum Victoria. Danielle’s love of museum conservation began the first time she saw an X-Ray of a painting. She trained as an objects conservator at the University of Melbourne’s Masters of Cultural Material Conservation program, and then stepped sideways into the sciences and never looked back. Danielle is passionate about Natural History and works with collection managers, curators and researchers across zoology, palaeontology and geosciences to preserve the collections in good condition for the future. She tells the story of the pioneers of palaeontology Othniel Charles Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope.