Monthly Archives: May 2015

Species Discoveries in 2014 at the Canadian Museum of Nature

Discovery of new species is a specialty of the museum’s scientific research, and a bumper crop was named and classified in 2014. Continue reading

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Cabinets, Cabinets Everywhere: Getting Ready to Welcome New Collections From Geological Survey of Canada

In 1842, Sir William Logan and his colleagues undertook a comprehensive geological survey of Canada. A great many of the specimens they collected are moving to the Canadian Museum of Nature. Palaeobiologist Kathlyn Stewart tells about the preparations that are underway to welcome these precious specimens. Continue reading

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Creating a Better Future for the Arctic: The Role of Natural-History Museums

Digitization and data sharing, research collaboration, creation of educational activities for the general public… Returning from a meeting of the Arctic Natural History Museums Alliance, Meg Beckel, President and CEO of the Canadian Museum of Nature, presents the vision and projects of the group. Continue reading

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Odyssey under the Skin

Science, technology, art! Our Curator of Vertebrates, Dr. Kamal Khidas, gives his impressions on the new exhibit BodyWorlds: Animal Inside Out. Continue reading

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