Egg collections: Part of Earth’s library

The second Friday of October has been designated as World Egg Day, with a focus on eggs as a food source. But during the late 19th and early 20th century, collecting wild birds eggs was  a popular hobby. Many museums and their collections originated during this time, and many people displayed natural history objects in their homes. [...]

October 14th, 2016|Birds, Blog, DMNH Spotlight|0 Comments

Extreme Research: DMNH’s Curator of Mollusks studies the creatures at the bottom of the sea

Extreme Deep isn’t the only focus of the Museum this summer. Studying the creatures of the sea is a major part of the job for Elizabeth Shea, Ph.D., the Museum’s Curator of Mollusks. Dr. Shea has traveled on more than a dozen scientific cruises in the Atlantic Ocean with the Canadian Coast Guard, the National [...]

June 9th, 2016|Blog, DMNH Spotlight, Mollusks|0 Comments