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Nottingham Natural History Museum

Started by animaltoyforum, December 10, 2012, 11:11:33 PM

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animaltoyforum

This is a thread to share photos of some of the creatures on display in the Nottingham Natural History Museum, UK, where I'm lucky enough to work.

Geoffrey the Giraffe:



George the Gorilla:



And I'll add more soon...

The museum also has a Facebook page that I'm slowly updating with pictures, so you can see more exhibits there:
https://www.facebook.com/nottingham.natural.history.museum  Oh yeah, and remember you can follow George on twitter @george_gorilla



Jetoar

Thanks for share friend. I am waiting to see more images  ^-^.
My website: Paleo-Creatures
My website's facebook: Paleo-Creatures

animaltoyforum

#2
Our designers are putting the finishing touches to a new mini-gallery about the importance of natural history collections. They also did some filming for an AV display, and uploaded it to youtube too. You can see part of the exhibit in the background. I've learned I'm not a natural in front of the camera! This is the best I could muster after several takes. Wooden as a log, I froze up like a weta in winter. Anyway, embarrassing as it is, at least you now know what your humble admin looks and sounds like :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4Ey0t5NnXY

Another AV display features my colleagues and explores the art of taxidermy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtk4ylDPYxg


brontodocus

Nah, there's nothing embarrassing about it, actually I thought you looked and sounded quite confident. :-)

tyrantqueen

#4
The taxidermied specimen restoration was really interesting :)

They came flying from far away, now I'm under their spell....

animaltoyforum

Quote from: tyrantqueen on June 18, 2013, 04:23:46 PM
The taxidermied specimen restoration was really interesting :)

That one is now on display in the new gallery. It is a very popular object.


animaltoyforum

Quote from: brontodocus on June 18, 2013, 08:51:30 AM
Nah, there's nothing embarrassing about it, actually I thought you looked and sounded quite confident. :-)

Aw, thanks.


animaltoyforum

Here's the wolf on display.  :)



I've also posted more photos of the new mini-gallery on the NNHM facebook page here:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.292862957517329.1073741827.180714202065539&type=1


animaltoyforum

A dashing hairdo and feathers on its feet 8)



animaltoyforum

A new temporary exhibition is opening at the Nottingham Natural History Museum tomorrow. It explores how natural history specimens are conserved prior to going on display. The gallery will be open weekends from 29th March to 13th April 2014 (11.00 to 16.00), and natural history restorer, Chris Orgill, will be on hand 11.30 to 14.30 each day to demonstrate his methods. Drop by if you are in town. Here are some highlights - photographs taken while adding the finishing touches to the exhibition.





animaltoyforum

Another creature on display in the museum  :)


widukind


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animaltoyforum

#13
Our museum mascot, George the Gorilla, is competing against other mascots for the title of Britain's most marvellous museum mascot. You can help by casting a vote for George by tweeting #teamgorilla to @kidsdaysoutcouk or by commenting on this facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nottingham.natural.history.museum#!/kidsdaysout/photos/a.967204889970297.1073741828.110364812320980/967208313303288/?type=1&fref=nf

or tweeting #teamgorilla to @kidsdaysoutcouk

Thanks for your support!




brontodocus


animaltoyforum

Thanks Andre for your vote of support! George is currently in fourth place with several days still to catch up 8)


stargatedalek

Quote from: animaltoyforum on January 25, 2014, 05:32:16 PM
A dashing hairdo and feathers on its feet 8)


I bet you are one of the few museums to have a mounted microraptor!

animaltoyforum

There's still a day left to vote for George the Gorilla as the most marvellous museum mascot.

If you're on Twitter you can vote be tweeting #teamgorilla to @kidsdaysoutcouk
Or, on Facebook you can vote by leaving a comment at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/kidsdaysout/photos/a.967204889970297.1073741828.110364812320980/967208313303288/?type=1

It looks like George isn't going to be number one, but with your support he can still hold his head up high ;) Thanks!



Advicot

Until I read about Adam working at the Nottingham Natural History Museum, I had no idea it even existed. The museum is only 2 hours from my home so I may visit in the near future.
Don't I take long uploading photos!

animaltoyforum

The museum is actually undergoing a major revamp of all public galleries. The museum will still be open but certain galleries will be closed while the work takes place over the next few years.

https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/local-news/plans-revealed-multi-million-pound-2479791