The fire started on Sunday night local time after the museum was closed, and so far there are no reports of injuries or deaths – but things are looking grave for the irreplaceable scientific collection the museum housed. Museu Nacional was established in , and is not only the oldest scientific institution in Brazil, but also one of the largest natural history museums across both American continents. President Michel Temer calls the fire at Rio de Janeiro’s National Museum ‘a tragic day for Brazil’ with ‘two hundred years of work and research and knowledge’ lost pic. Amongst Museu Nacional’s treasures is a huge collection of Ancient Egyptian artefacts that started way back in the 19th century, and includes the exquisitely detailed sarcophagus of Sha-Amun-em-su , a singer whose coffin has never been opened , still preserving the mummy inside. Museu Nacional The museum was also home to one of the largest collections of artefacts produced by various indigenous peoples of the Americas, dating back to long before any Europeans set foot on the South American continent. These objects include priceless samples of pottery, textile fragments, tools and more from such Andean cultures as the Inca civilisation , Chancay culture and Nazca culture , to name just a few. I still cannot believe that the Museu National burned down to ashes It’s a huge loss for humanity. The museum, which is part of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, is also home to one of the largest scientific libraries of Brazil, containing nearly half a million volumes, including 2, rare works. Burnt pages from documents housed in the museum have been found littering nearby neighbourhoods, according to a report on Brazil’s TV network Globo website.
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Founded in the early s as the Herbarium of the Bureau of Science with Dr. Merrill as Director, it used to be one of the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia. It also boasted a science library that was larger than some of the scientific institutions and universities in the United States at that time. The prestige that the herbarium had became history when it was turned into ashes during World War II. Immediately after the war, however, under the directorship of Dr.
American Museum of Natural History main content. Dive into the world of Unseen Oceans. through August 18, Mingle with free-flying butterflies. through May 27,
While diving in the Lembeh Strait in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, photographer Qing noticed something strange about these clownfish while taking their picture. Each anemonefish had an extra pair of eyes inside its mouth — those of a parasitic isopod. An isopod enters a fish as a larva via its gills, moves to the fish’s mouth and attaches with its legs to the base of the tongue, where it sucks the host’s blood.
After a time, the tongue withers, leaving the isopod attached in its place, where it may remain for several years. An Arctic fox carries its trophy from a successful raid on a snow goose nest, looking for a suitable burial spot. Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Sergey Gorshkov Although snow geese defend their nests, a fox may still manage to steal up to 40 eggs a day, harassing the geese until there is a chance to nip in and grab an egg.
Most of the eggs are then buried in shallow holes in the tundra, where the soil stays as cold as a refrigerator. These eggs will remain edible long after the brief Arctic summer is over, and when the new generation of young foxes begins to explore, they too will benefit from the eggs. Photographer Klaus lay on his stomach near the eagles, letting them become accustomed to his presence.
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Life restoration of Coronodon havensteini. Illustration by Alberto Collareta. Last week saw the publication of a new paper naming our spectacularly preserved toothed baleen whale Coronodon havensteini. The paper has been in the works for years and we are elated, if not relieved, that it is finally published. This blog post will consider some of the highlights of the paper, but first — a little back story is needed.
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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County NHM has amassed one of the world’s most extensive and valuable collections of natural and cultural history – .
The museum will hold an open house for faculty, students and K teachers at 4 p. Some of these plants and animals were collected at the turn of the last century, and are truly irreplaceable records of how Nevada used to be. There are also two cases full of live insects and regional fish. Behind the scenes, there is an active research collection used by students and faculty. Though modest in scale, the museum will provide visitors with a firsthand look at the beauty and diversity of Nevada’s natural history.
Kindergarten through high school classes will soon be able to schedule visits and get hands-on experiences in the working laboratory. Associated schoolwork and curriculum for teachers will be created soon and made available. At present, university students and researchers anywhere can request specimen loans or visit the collection to conduct research. The museum holdings are being digitized so that parts of the collection can be accessed online by researchers anywhere in the world.
The Museum of Natural History was assembled in a grassroots effort by undergraduate and graduate students in the departments of Biology and Natural Resources and Environmental Science , under the guidance of curator Jerry Tiehm, directors Leger and Feldman.
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With a collection of , objects, ranging from fossils, minerals, plants and eggs to invertebrates, vertebrates, shells molluscs and taxidermy, as well as ‘spirit’ preserved animals and rare specimens from across the globe, Wollaton Hall is the largest dedicated Natural History museum in the county. For all things Natural History, follow George the Gorilla: Many collected in Ethiopia and Sudan by nineteenth century explorer Mansfield Parkyns with two specimens of the Shoebill brought to Europe in
Nov 07, · Bangladesh National Museum at Shahbagh is the successor to the Dhaka Museum inaugurated by Lord Carmichael, the Governor of Bengal in Dhaka on 7th August Initially housed at Baraduwari, it was shifted to Deuri at Nimtoli (now in the premises of the .
These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVideo shows a man being pinned to the ground near the Natural History Museum A crash outside a London museum that injured 11 people was not terror-related, police have said. Video footage that emerged on Twitter showed a man, believed to be the driver, being restrained on the ground. The Metropolitan Police later said the incident was thought to be a “road traffic collision” and a man in his 40s had been arrested at the scene.
He was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and received hospital treatment before being taken to a north London police station for questioning. London Ambulance said the people it treated – including the detained man – had mostly sustained head and leg injuries. Nine were taken to hospital. The Met said none of the injuries were believed to be life-threatening or life changing.
Prime Minister Theresa May tweeted her thanks to first responders and members of the public, adding: Oliver Cheshire, a model and popstar Pixie Lott’s fiance, was involved in helping hold the man down after the incident. Thank you to the men who helped me pin him down and the police for coming so quickly. At the scene By Dominic Casciani, BBC home affairs correspondent Image copyright Reuters We have been to the south end of Exhibition Road nearest the Tube and the area, normally a busy destination for Saturday afternoon dining by locals and tourists, is deserted.
Eyewitnesses told us that police came rushing into each bar and restaurant and told people to get out. We can see coats on chairs – some knocked over – half-eaten meals and half-drunk glasses of wine.
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The Arsenal was the largest building project of the young Kaiser Franz Joseph I in his first years of reign, and served to consolidate his neoabsolutist position of power, as opposed to the revolutionary Vienna of It was Danish architect Theophil Hansen who designed what was then referred to as the weapons museum. The museum was completed on 8 May , just six years after the beginning of construction 15 April , making it the oldest museum building — planned and executed as such — in Austria.
At the time of its construction, the Arsenal was located outside the outer ring of fortifications ; in , however, the area was incorporated into Vienna along with the original Favoriten 4th District; as of , 10th District; since , the Arsenal forms part of Vienna’s 3rd District.
The Natural History Museum in London is a natural history museum that exhibits a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history. It is one of three major museums on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, the others being the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
April 4, AMNH For a long time, scientists didn’t know much about pterosaurs; it was tough to even find fossils of the creatures, since only a tiny fraction died in places where their bones could be preserved. Flight in the Age of the Dinosaurs , which opens on Saturday. He prepped by creating a wish list of pterosaur fossils and casts, which he got by exchanging some of the museum’s fossil casts and things he’d excavated with museum curators around the world. There were items Norell knew he needed to have for this exhibition: We had to have the eudimorphodon, which is the pterosaur from Italy.
I really wanted to get Dark Wing,” top, a fossil discovered in Germany in that’s so well-preserved scientists were able to see details of the wing structure. The exhibition doesn’t just have fossils; scientists also built full-sized models of different pterosaurs and created interactive programs that allow visitors to fly like the creatures. Here’s what we learned from an early tour.
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Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email A man arrested after a car ploughed into pedestrians outside London’s famous Natural History Museum, injuring 11, has been released “under investigation”, police say. Shocked eyewitnesses described how there was a “big bang” as a vehicle “drove into people” near the museum in Exhibition Road, South Kensington, yesterday afternoon.
The year-old man, who has not been identified, was among nine people taken to hospital for treatment following the crash, which occurred shortly before 2. He was detained at the scene on suspicion of dangerous driving, before being treated in hospital and taken to a north London police station, Scotland Yard said. This morning, he was released under investigation while enquiries continue.
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Sunday, November 11, , 5 p. Do you enjoy taking nature photographs, especially of insects? Are you new to nature photography? Either way, this contest is for you! More information available here The Grotesques Renew Project Combining the old arts of stonecraft and sketching with modern 3D imaging, the KU Natural History Museum is launching an effort to replace its iconic grotesques. The mythical beasts that adorned Dyche Hall were removed in fall , crated and placed on view in museum.
To support creation of the new grotesques, please consider giving to the Grotesques Renew fund at KU Endowment. Fifth Floor Closed The fifth floor gallery that includes Explore Evolution is closed for fall while we make improvements to make the area more accessible. Upcoming events Please search calendar. Engel’s talk, ” Million Years on Six Legs: Evolution of the Insects.
Collections Up Close Tuesday, November 13,