Treasures of the Natural History Museum

The treasures highlighted here are selected both from objects on display and those stored behind the scenes.

Treasures of the Natural History Museum

Treasures of the Natural History Museum

The treasures highlighted here are selected both from objects on display and those stored behind the scenes. Each one is chosen for its scientific importance, striking beauty or intriguing story--and sometimes all three. Among the many exceptional natural wonders featured are: a rare meteorite from Mars; Darwin's celebrated finch specimens; a lethal claw from the dinosaur Baryonyx; one of the first forms of life on Earth; and some immaculately dressed fleas. The book also includes the magnificent Museum building itself with its many architectural treasures. With intriguing stories behind each entry, this a fascinating insight into the Museum's unrivaled collections. This reduced size edition is chunky yet portable, and retains the lavish finish of the original gift book.

Wonder The Natural History Museum Poetry Book

I'm so grateful to all the scientists, explorers, collectors, artists and thinkers who filled the halls of the Natural History Museum with such wonderful treasures, and everyone at the Museum who preserves them to inspire us.

Wonder  The Natural History Museum Poetry Book

Wonder The Natural History Museum Poetry Book

Wonder: The Natural History Museum Poetry Book is a beautiful gift hardback collection of poetry with poems inspired by The Natural History Museum. It covers everything from the depths of space to the very centre of the earth - there are poems about the solar system, planet earth, oceans and rivers, birds, dinosaurs, fossils, wildlife, flowers, fungi, insects, explorers and palaeontologists. Each section includes an introduction and some footnotes about particularly interesting species. The museum has a collection of over eighty million objects and behind the scenes of its twenty-eight galleries crowd kilometres of preserved specimens, libraries of rare books and artworks, wonders gathered on some of the most famous voyages in history, rooms packed with pressed plants, warehouses teeming with stuffed animals and freezers full of DNA. As well as a museum, it is a state-of-the-art centre for discovery with over three hundred resident scientists and over ten thousand visiting researchers each year, investigating everything from dinosaurs to life on other planets. The collection is made up of brand new and classic poems and is illustrated with botanical drawings and engravings from the museum’s collections. This fantastic collection speaks of the wonder of nature and shows us why we need to look after our incredible planet.

The Natural History Museum

Below : Almost everything We use contains treasures from the Earth Restoring old buildings The Natural History Museum houses one of the greatest historical collections of building stones in Europe . Museum geologists make commercial use ...

The Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum


British librarianship and information work 2011 2015

Xcalibur: essays on antiquity and the history of collecting in honour of Arthur MacGregor. ... Peter Fox, Trinity College Dublin library: a history. ... Rare treasures from the library of the Natural History Museum.

British librarianship and information work 2011 2015

British librarianship and information work 2011 2015

This is the latest in an important series of reviews going back to 1928. The book contains 28 chapters, written by experts in their field, and reviews developments in the principal aspects of British librarianship and information work in the years 2011-2015.

The Return of Cultural Treasures

34 Found in 1921 , the skull of “ Broken Hill Man ' from Zambia is kept in the Natural History Museum , London . A 1981 request for its return was refused but a replica has been provided . contemporary of European Neanderthal Man ...

The Return of Cultural Treasures

The Return of Cultural Treasures

New edition of Greenfield's pioneering study about the legal, political and historical aspects of cultural restitution.

Sacred Sites

“Rancho La Brea: Death Trap and Treasure Trove.” Special issue, Terra 38, no. 2 (Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County) (May–June 2001). Harris, John M., and George T. Jefferson, eds. Rancho La Brea: Treasures of the Tar Pits.

Sacred Sites

Sacred Sites

A history that is equal parts science and mythology, Sacred Sites offers a rare and poetic vision of a world composed of dynamic natural forces and mythic characters. The result is a singular and memorable account of the evolution of the Southern California landscape, reflecting the riches of both Native knowledge and Western scientific thought. Beginning with Western science, poet Susan Suntree carries readers from the Big Bang to the present as she describes the origins of the universe, the shifting of tectonic plates, and an evolving array of plants and animals that give Southern California its unique features today. She tells of the migration of humans into the region, where they settled, and how they lived. Complementing this narrative and reflecting Native peoples' view of their own history and way of life, Suntree recounts the creation myths and songs that tell the story of the First People and of unforgettable shamans and heroes. Featuring contemporary photographs of rarely seen landmarks along with meticulous research, Sacred Sites provides unusual insight into how natural history and mythology and scientific and intuitive thinking combine to create an ever-deepening sense of a place and its people.

Museums in Motion

141 , 144-145 ; Whitehead , " Museums in the History of Zoology , " pp . 54-55 ; Murray , Museums , 1 : 107-111 ; Ley , Dawn of Zoology , pp . 202-203 ; Ashmolean Museum , University of Oxford , Treasures of the Ashmolean Museum : An ...

Museums in Motion

Museums in Motion

In 1979, Edward P. Alexander's Museums in Motion was hailed as a much-needed addition to the museum literature. In combining the history of museums since the eighteenth century with a detailed examination of the function of museums and museum workers in modern society, it served as an essential resource for those seeking to enter to the museum profession and for established professionals looking for an expanded understanding of their own discipline. Now, Mary Alexander has produced a newly revised edition of the classic text, bringing it the twenty-first century with coverage of emerging trends, resources, and challenges. New material also includes a discussion of the children's museum as a distinct type of institution and an exploration of the role computers play in both outreach and traditional in-person visits.

Museums in Motion

J. E. Dandy (London: British Museum, 1958); Henry C. Shelley, The British Museum: Its History and Treasures ... “The Nature of the Natural History Museum,” Curator 1 (January 1958): 23; William Henry Flower, Essays on Museums and Other ...

Museums in Motion

Museums in Motion

Here is a complete introduction to the history of museums, types of museums, and the key roles that museums play in the twenty-first century. Following an introductory chapter looking at what a museum is today, Part I looks at the history and types of museums: art and design museums natural history and anthropology museums science museums history museums, historic houses, interpretation centers, and heritage sites botanical gardens and zoos children’s museums The second part of the book explores the primary functions of museums and museum professionals: to collect to conserve to exhibit to interpret and to engage to serve and to act The final chapter looks at the museum profession and professional practices. Throughout, emphasis is on museums in the United States, although attention is paid to the historical framing of museums within the European context. The new edition includes discussions of technology, access, and inclusivity woven into each chapter, a list of challenges and opportunities in each chapter, and “Museums in Motion Today,” vignettes spread throughout the volume in which museum professionals provide their perspectives on where museums are now and where they are going. More than 140 images illustrate the volume.

Museum and Gallery Publishing

Museum History Journal 8, No. ... Lupi, Livia (2016) The Academic Book of the Future: Archaeology and History of Art. Symposium 17 May 2016. ... Magee, Judith (2017) Rare Treasures from the Library of the Natural History Museum.

Museum and Gallery Publishing

Museum and Gallery Publishing

Museum and Gallery Publishing examines the theory and practice of general and scholarly publishing associated with museum and art gallery collections. Focusing on the production and reception of these texts, the book explains the relevance of publishing to the cultural, commercial and social contexts of collections and their institutions. Combining theory with case studies from around the world, Sarah Anne Hughes explores how, why and to what effect museums and galleries publish books. Covering a broad range of publishing formats and organisations, including heritage sites, libraries and temporary exhibitions, the book argues that the production and consumption of printed media within the context of collecting institutions occupies a unique and privileged role in the creation and communication of knowledge. Acknowledging that books offer functions beyond communication, Hughes argues that this places books published by museums in a unique relationship to institutions, with staff acting as producers and visitors as consumers.The logistical and ethical dimensions of museum and gallery publishing are also examined in depth, including consideration of issues such as production, the impact of digital technologies, funding and sponsorship, marketing, co-publishing, rights, and curators’ and artists’ agency. Focusing on an important but hitherto neglected topic, Museum and Gallery Publishing is key reading for researchers in the fields of museum, heritage, art and publishing studies. It will also be of interest to curators and other practitioners working in museums, heritage and science centres and art galleries.

Photography Natural History and the Nineteenth Century Museum

The choice of the Assyrian collections for the museum's first foray into photography is significant in terms of the institution's organisation and governance, and in many respects it mirrors official attitudes to the natural history ...

Photography  Natural History and the Nineteenth Century Museum

Photography Natural History and the Nineteenth Century Museum

The Victorian era heralded an age of transformation in which momentous changes in the field of natural history coincided with the rise of new visual technologies. Concurrently, different parts of the British Empire began to more actively claim their right to being acknowledged as indispensable contributors to knowledge and the progress of empire. This book addresses the complex relationship between natural history and photography from the 1850s to the 1880s in Britain and its colonies: Australia, New Zealand and, to a lesser extent, India. Coinciding with the rise of the modern museum, photography’s arrival was timely, and it rapidly became an essential technology for recording and publicising rare objects and valuable collections. Also during this period, the medium assumed a more significant role in the professional practices and reputations of naturalists than has been previously recognized, and it figured increasingly within the expanding specialized networks that were central to the production and dissemination of new knowledge. In an interrogation that ranges from the first forays into museum photography and early attempts to document collecting expeditions to the importance of traditional and photographic portraiture for the recognition of scientific discoveries, this book not only recasts the parameters of what we actually identify as natural history photography in the Victorian era but also how we understand the very structure of empire in relation to this genre at that time.

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