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Exploring the Museum Archives

  • Sunday, October 05, 2014
  • 12:15 PM
  • American Museum of Natural History

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"Exploring the Museum Archives"


In honor of New York Archives Week, the public is invited to come to the Library to discover the museum’s rich history of scientific exploration around the world. Rarely seen collections of field notes, films, photography, artwork, and memorabilia will be on display to tell the hidden stories behind the museum’s world-famous dioramas and exhibitions.

Watch early moving-image footage from historic Central Asiatic Expeditions to Mongolia, in which a team led by Roy Chapman Andrews discovers the first dinosaur eggs, or browse the original landscape studies painted in the field during Carl Akeley's perilous expeditions to Africa. The Library staff will explain how these one-of-a-kind objects are cared for and give hands-on demonstrations of the new Digital Special Collections, an online endeavor to make the Library’s extensive image collection available for research and reference.


Sunday, October 5th
Timed Entry: 12:15; 1:15; 2:15; 3:15

*Please choose from of the times listed above when you register.


To register, call 212-769-5200


American Museum of Natural History

Research Library

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192

*Please use the 77th Street entrance and meet in the Grand Gallery.          



Questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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