Museum of Fine Arts will use a puppy to sniff out pests that could damage its collections


Riley Dog

Riley, future bug-cop. (Museum of Fine Arts Boston)

The newest staff member at the Museum of Fine Arts doesn’t have much of an eye for aesthetics, which makes him a bit of a peculiar addition to the renowned institution.

He didn’t attend a fancy college where they teach students about art appraisals. And he won’t be able to differentiate a van Gogh from a Degas, or an oil on canvas from an ancient Egyptian bust. But he does have this: a keen sense of smell that could help officials at the museum keep its many exhibits, both new and old, from going to the dogs.

Full Article by Steve Annear

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