Category Archives: Collections

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

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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

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“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

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Arachnophilia: Spiders of the Museum Research Campus

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

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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

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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

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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

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Bioblitz: Nature Nuts Combine Forces

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

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Museum Metabolism

Like animals and plants, museums have a “metabolism”. Do you know how it functions? Continue reading

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Mammoth, Mammoth, Tusked and Hairy, How Does Your Garden Grow?

An Ice Age habitat, the Mammoth Steppe, is part of our new Landscape of Canada Gardens. Palaeontologist Scott Rufolo explains. Continue reading

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