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Natural History Museum of Milan, Italy
Italo40 posted a topic in A Trip to the MuseumMilan (northern Italy) is the second largest city in Italy and my hometown. I’ve spent a good deal of my childhood and formative years in the natural history museum, getting to know it very well. I also have had the chance of volunteering for almost two years in the paleontology collections. The Museo Civico di Storia Naturale was founded in 1838. During WWII air raids, the authorities refused to evacuate the scientific collections to a safer area, despite the very high risks. In 1943, fire bombs hit the museum and its entire collection (save for a very limited number of specimens)
The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (Brussels): A tour by Ziggycardon
ziggycardon posted a topic in A Trip to the MuseumHi everyone Last Thursday I went to visit the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels as a little pre-birthday trip. I have visited this museum several times in the past few years, but this time I took my camera with me and thought it might be fun to do a photo tour of the museum for this forum Beware, this will be quite a big topic that might take a few days to complete as I took nearly 750 photo's in the museum (a lot will have to be sorted out though due to blurry quality, photo's of only name tags and doubles) as I wanted to show pretty much all fossil displays
Fossils stolen from KU’s Natural History Museum
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil News3 fossils stolen from KU’s Natural History Museum by Dylan Lysen, LawrenceJournalWorld, October 22, 2019 https://www2.ljworld.com/news/public-safety/2019/oct/22/3-fossils-stolen-from-kus-natural-history-musuem/ Yours, Paul H.
Out of the Deep - Marine reptiles at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History
The Amateur Paleontologist posted a topic in A Trip to the MuseumHey everyone - hope you're all doing all right For the past few days, I was for a short holiday in South England - and while I was in Oxford, I had the chance to see at the Natural History Museum a new, amazing exhibit called Out of the Deep. The display consisted of two remarkable, nearly complete skeletons of marine reptiles - both of them from the ~165-million-year-old Oxford Clay Formation of southern England. One of the skeletons was of a pliosaur (otherwise known as a short-necked plesiosaur) called Peloneustes, which had been discovered in 1994 in Yarnton (Oxfordshire). The
Birthday visit to the Natural History Museum of Maastricht
ziggycardon posted a topic in A Trip to the MuseumYesterday I made a visit to the Natural History Museum of Maastricht (The Netherlands) for my Birthday The museum is only a 40 minute drive from where I live and it showcases the entire natural history of the region, the cool thing about this museum is that the fossils which are showcased here are all regional fossils from The Netherlands, Germany & Belgium. I am starting the topic off with 2 pictures of the special exhibit called Microsculptures, which shows giant detailed photographs of insects to show how magnifecent they are. Then I went on to the "Mosaleum" w
Sir Charles Lyell's historical fossils accessible online
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsSir Charles Lyell's historical fossils (London's Natural History Museum) accessible online, February 21, 2019, Pensoft Publishers https://phys.org/news/2019-02-sir-charles-lyell-historical-fossils.html Consuelo Sendino, The Lyell Collection at the Earth Sciences Department, Natural History Museum, London (UK), Biodiversity Data Journal (2019). DOI: 10.3897/BDJ.7.e33504 https://bdj.pensoft.net/article/33504/ Although completely unrelated, the below article is quite interesting. Why Do Zebras Have Stripes? By
DinoFest 2019 Natural History Museum of Utah
DeepTimeIsotopes posted a topic in A Trip to the MuseumI attended DinoFest at the Natural History Museum of Utah this year. Once a year they open up the prep lab and their storage room to the public. While I took more photos then I could ever post, here are the highlights.
Some pictures from the NHM Berlin
Max-fossils posted a topic in A Trip to the MuseumHi everyone, A couple days ago, during my stay in Berlin, I got to visit a very famous museum. The Natural History Museum of Berlin, of course! The expo's are amazing. I took so many pictures of everything! I'll only show a handful though, because I don't want to spoil the whole thing in case one of you has the opportunity to visit it. These are just some tasters to make you want to go there! Enjoy the quick virtual tour! Max
Digital Fossil Museum
Tidgy's Dad posted a topic in Fossil Newshttps://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46497406
My visit to the Natural History Museum, London
Jaimin013 posted a topic in A Trip to the MuseumOn Sunday I took a trip to the Natural History Museum in London. I queued up before it opened at 10am and even before then there was a long queue. I have not visited this museum since I was a child and spent an entire day there (10am to 4.30pm - a long time). I was surprised as it is a lot bigger than I remembered and there was so much to see. This place has the most wonderful things and is an incredible place to learn. The museum showcases a Baryonyx, Sophie the Stegosaurus (the world's most complete Stegosaurus) and more! The moving Trex and Deinonychus are also really realistic in the way t
A docu & magazine tip for the belgians & dutchie on tff!
ziggycardon posted a topic in General Fossil DiscussionHi everyone, I was just scrolling facebook a few moments ago and came across a few posts by the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences and saw that there is a new documentary series about the museum itself on Canvas, the series is called "Er was eens" and the first episode that will air today at 19u will be all about the fossil collection including the Iguanodons of Bernissart & Plateosaurus Ben. So maybe a tip for everyone that has the network "Canvas" in Belgium & the Netherlands. https://vimeo.com/297901181?fbclid=IwAR2F5eIbYwzRKCAtfwcYIG8EZsXwZZF2nUhtUPw3dIYAQem_YrSLLP-t
Finnish Museum of Natural History (Helsinki)
ziggycardon posted a topic in A Trip to the MuseumAs some might have read in a previous topic, I went to visit my girlfriend in Finland. Unfortunatly Finland must be one of the worst places to find fossils in the world, I did manage to find some quartz vains and a few pieces that may or may not be amber (have to do the hot needle test on them first) Even urban fossil hunting is near impossible as pretty much all buildings are made from the fossil-lacking stones that can be found in Finland. The only urban fossils I found was in the Burger King in the Helsinki Central Station, the floor was littered with orthocones there. But Finlan
Visitor experience in natural history museums
leodariusc posted a topic in A Trip to the MuseumMy first post here. A chance to visit the Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History in Japan. Stunning fossil display and great signage design. Please see the photos. Also, I'm now studying the visitor experience development in natural history museums. Can anyone spare 3 mins to do an online survey? It's all about natural history museums. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BLKHYCW
Natural History Museum of Milan
The Amateur Paleontologist posted a topic in A Trip to the MuseumIn June 2016, during a trip to Italy, I went for a morning to the Natural History Museum of Milan to check out the fossils they had. I was slightly disappointed when I learned that the Scipionyx samniticus holotype specimen was no longer housed over there, but the museum did on the other hand have some rather neat fossils. Here they are 2 labyrinthodont skulls from the Permian of Madagascar (Sakamena Formation?), preserved as part and counterpart: 1) Parotosuchus madagascariensis 2) Indeterminate capitosaurid 3) Resin casts of the skulls
Great idea for all dino fans visiting London with kids (or even without :)
Kasia posted a topic in Fossil NewsI'm sure several of the TFF members have kids also fascinated with fossils or dinosaurs (like a famous T-rex painter, the daughter of @Monica) - here is an attraction in London you just cannot miss https://londonist.com/london/family/a-dinosaur-sleepover-at-natural-history-museum