Monthly Archives: January 2016

Talking about the Arctic – Insights from Museum Directors

Two days in Washington gave Meg Beckel much to think about in terms of the museum’s role in sharing Arctic knowledge. Continue reading

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Of Fish and Men…Studying Fossil Fish in Ethiopia

Scott Rufolo is applying his newfound knowledge of fossil fish, studying specimens millions of years old at the National Museum of Ethiopia. Continue reading

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Studying the Enriching Effect of Submarine Canyons

Marine biologist Kathy Conlan and her team found 531 species of worms, shrimps, starfishes and more in underwater canyons off Australia. This research helps us understand the importance of such canyons to marine life. Continue reading

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Catharine Parr Traill Herbarium Scrapbook Gets Careful Conservation Treatment

How do we preserve plant specimens that are more than a century old? Erika Range describes her conservation work on the precious collection of a celebrated botanist and Canadian pioneer. Continue reading

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