The Mummy, inspired by the discovery of King Tut’s tomb, peers from a crypt at the Natural History of Horror, an exhibition on display at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County through April 19, 2020. Photo by David Crane | Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG #NaturalHistoryMuseum#NaturalHorror#mummy#horror
I am headed to one of my favorite places in LA today, The Nautural History Museum @nhmla, for a venue meeting. I am reminded of how amazing A & M's museum wedding was. It was such a fabulous night that it was featured on @greenweddingshoes! Dinosaurs, gemstone, and 80's music IS one of the greatest combos in history (or herstory)! Having a wedding IN a museum is an interactive way to submerge your guests in a whole new world or colorful possibilities. Who wouldn't be down to spend a night with a Trex?! Can't wait to be back for another incredible NHM wedding! .
"Recent renovations at @Natural_History_Museum together with their sustainability implementation and collaboration with 12 leading caterers makes this a classic awards venue that is truly unique." Thank you to the London Venue Awards Judging Panel 2019 for your feedback! 😎 #FeedbackFriday
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Natural history museum collections act like millions of puzzle pieces that, when connected, give us a glimpse into moments of time throughout Earth’s history. The continued study of, and increased access to collections help us study the past so we might better prepare for our future.
Specimen digitization like the 3D photography done by @cwru work-study student Jake Kordeleski allows researchers to observe and study Museum specimens remotely, almost as effectively as handling them in person. Increased accessibility to collections will result in more thorough, collaborative, and timely research.
Here’s an example of a 𝘚𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘰𝘥𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘰𝘤𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘴 𝘨𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘪 - a fossil cephalopod from the Late Pennsylvanian. The chambered, conical shell would have been similar to that of a modern Nautilus. Just for fun, we’ve added a @montereybayaquarium video of a Nautilus to give you an idea of how the 𝘚𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘰𝘥𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘰𝘤𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘴 may have gotten around the shallow seas covering what is now Ohio & Pennsylvania.
The Dead Zoo 🇮🇪 // The museum was built between 1856 and 1857, housing the Royal Dublin Society's (RDS) growing collections, which had expanded during the late 18th century.
Prior to the construction of the current museum, a large portion of the specimens were made up of Nathaniel Gottfried Leske’s collection, purchased in 1792 and displayed in Leinster House.
In 1832 popularity surrounding the collection began to grow, as the zoological and geological specimens were made available for public viewings two days a week.
By 1836, a special Parliamentary Committee found that the public should have greater access to the museum. By 1850 visitor numbers reached 44000, leading to the realisation that a larger museum would need to be built to accommodate this influx.
In 1853 the RDS began plans for the new museum. A grant of £5000 was granted, with the addition of £2500 raised by public subscription. Architect Frederick Clarendon was commissioned to construct the building (in 1856) that still houses the Natural History Museum today. The new museum was adjoined to Leinster House, the previous site of the old museum, allowing for a considerable extension to the premises for the specimens to be exhibited.
In 1922 the passage to Leinster House was closed resulting in a reduction of the size of the museum. During the same year the museum was closed to the public due to the changeover of staff from the British civil service to the newly formed Irish service. The museum reopened in 1924, with a significantly reduced staff.
By 1927 it was noted that the zoological collections were held in cramped and poor conditions; overall the Natural History Museum was in a precarious condition.
During the 1950s the museum only had one member of staff, with others either retiring or resigning their positions.
A staircase collapse in 2007 launched a health and safety reform with areas of the museum closed.
Recent plans have suggested further extensions and improvements to the museum. As of yet none have come into fruition; the museum's collection and building remained mostly unchanged since Victorian era //
Enfrentamiento entre un zorro tibetano y una marmota. Es la épica y curiosa instantánea con la que Yongquing Bao ha ganado el premio Wildlife Photographer of the Year que otorga el Museo de Historia Natural de Londres.⠀
Esta marmota del Himalaya no tardó en salir de la hibernación cuando fue sorprendida por una madre zorra tibetana con tres cachorros hambrientos para alimentarse. Con reacciones a la velocidad del rayo, Yongqing capturó el ataque: el poder del depredador enseñando los dientes, el terror de su presa, la intensidad de la vida y la muerte escrita en sus rostros.⠀
Como uno de los mamíferos que habitan en la altitud más alta, la marmota del Himalaya se basa en su pelaje grueso para sobrevivir al frío extremo. En pleno invierno, pasa más de seis meses en una madriguera excepcionalmente profunda con el resto de su colonia. Las marmotas generalmente no resurgen hasta la primavera, una oportunidad que los depredadores hambrientos no pueden dejar pasar. ⠀ #yongqingbao#wildlifephotographeroftheyear#fotografia#animales#wildlifephoto#naturalhistorymuseum
Happy #WorldOctopusDay ! These are truly extraordinary animals with a range of astonishing talents. Octopuses are masters of disguise, but will you spot this one which adorns the Museum building when you next visit?
Discover remarkable octopus abilities and behaviours via our bio link: NHM-Octopus-surprises-Oct19