Type:

Description:

This virtual exhibit sponsored by the National Museum of Natural History asks the question: "Why are centuries-old natural history books vital to scientific research?" Using materials from the Rare Books Collection at the Smithsonian, the exhibit offers a variety of images dealing with natural history museums of the past to allow for the exploration of parallels and contrasts between the operations and methods of present-day natural history museums. Materials in the different sections of the exhibit deal with the preservation and maintenance of specimens and the methods by which a natural history museum might be organized. Finally, there is a section devoted to further reading on the history and evolution of natural history museums.

Subjects:

    Education Levels:

      Keywords:

      NSDL_SetSpec_internetscout,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120928131713434T,NSDL

      Language:

      English

      Access Privileges:

      Public - Available to anyone

      License Deed:

      Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

      Collections:

      None
      This resource has not yet been aligned.
      Curriki Rating
      'NR' - This resource has not been rated
      NR
      'NR' - This resource has not been rated

      This resource has not yet been reviewed.

      Not Rated Yet.

      Non-profit Tax ID # 203478467