Claudia pointed me in the direction of some very topical links from the museum.
First, Paul Collins has a paper in the early edition of PNAS (available May 3 so this is hot off the press). This is a great example of how museums can be used for research and how the original collectors could have had no idea about the uses their collections would be put to.
The paper concerns a story Claudia told you during the ecology section - the changes in the food web on the California Channel Islands: Pleistocene to historic shifts in bald eagle diets on the Channel Islands, California
There have also been a couple of articles in the local Independent newspaper about the museum: