Category Archives: Collections

Back into shape nature in 2018!

What’s your back-to-nature resolution for 2018? In the holiday instalment of the museum’s research and collections blog, the editorial staff share their New Year’s back-to-nature resolutions. From taking a dog’s lead and learning to love winter, to dreaming of new beautiful gems for the museum, staff share their boundless passion for nature. Read the resolutions here, and share yours! Continue reading

Posted in Collections, Nature Inspiration, Research | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Two Rare Species, One Big Trip

As a member of the historic C3 voyage that circumnavigated Canada’s coastline in summer 2017, Paul Sokoloff writes about the search for two very special species of plants that exist only in one small area of the vast Canadian Arctic. Continue reading

Posted in Arctic, Botany, Collections, Plants and Algae, Research, Species Discovery and Change | Tagged , | 2 Comments

New Mural Tells a Thousand Collecting Stories

A striking new mural captures the grand social network of collectors whose effort and passion has helped build the Canadian Museum of Nature’s world-class collections. Continue reading

Posted in Collections, Research | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Cabinets, Cabinets Everywhere: The Sequel

Meteorites and fossil plant type specimens are among the first of the collections of the Geological Survey of Canada to be housed within our walls. It’s the first part of an important move taking place in 2017. Continue reading

Posted in Collections, Fossils, History, Rocks and minerals | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

“Skeletons Out of the Closet” at the Museum’s Research and Collections Facility

See what amazing things are stored and revealed in the Canadian Museum of Nature’s research and collections facility in Gatineau, Quebec. Continue reading

Posted in Collections, Education, Fossils, Mammals, Museum Visitors, Our visitors, Research | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Arachnophilia: Spiders of the Museum Research Campus

Two students don’t have to wait for Halloween to get to know mysterious beasts. Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Collections, Fieldwork, Research | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Forever Business

When thousands of conservationists meet, we’re there too: our mission at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Continue reading

Posted in Collections | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Making Mammoths Come to Life

A combination of science, art and superb craftsmanship helped create our iconic mammoth sculptures 30 years ago. Scott Rufolo shares the story of these attractions, which are based on real fossils. Continue reading

Posted in Arctic, Collections, Exhibitions | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

What’s in a Name? A Year in Taxonomy at the Canadian Museum of Nature

A total of 34 new species were described by museum scientists in 2015, all with new scientific names. Some of our experts even had species named after them! Continue reading

Posted in Collections, Research, Species Discovery and Change | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Bioblitz: Nature Nuts Combine Forces

On your marks! Get set! Go collect! Continue reading

Posted in Collections, Fieldwork, Plants and Algae, Research | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments