Today is International Museum Day and to celebrate, we’re taking you behind the scenes at the American Museum of Natural History! In this video series, Shelf Life, dive deep inside the Museum’s collection to discover the past, present, and future of its approximately 33 million artifacts and specimens.
In Episode 1 (below), meet the Museum collections, including the 131 frog-eating bats, 12 meteorites from mars, and 1,235 moccasins. In Episode 2, find out how scientists organize this amazing array of items:
This is great, and inspirational for the science/museum professional. Sharing is so important and most people don’t understand how much there is behind the scenes in repositories, curation facilities, and museums in general.