Members visit to National Museum of Scotland Collection Centre

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Wednesday 10th  Feb, 14:00 – 16:15

Come with us to the National Museums of Scotland and discover what goes on behind the scenes 

You will visit the new, purpose-built storage facility at the National Museums Collection Centre where you can explore the extraordinary diversity of life in our seas – all major taxonomic groups including sponges, anemones, hydroids, polychaetes, crustaceans, molluscs, bryozoans, echinoderms, tunicates and acorn worms are represented. The collection of marine invertebrates is one of the largest of its kind in the UK and is estimated to contain over 4 million specimens

Find out what the curators do-from taxonomic research, contributing to national biodiversity initiatives and developing exhibitions, international schools partnerships and training events to fieldwork, managing the collections and facilitating research visits the role of a curator is a varied one! Find out more about some recent highlights during your visit.

Find out how the museum is continuing to develop the collections through  research and collaboration with government, academic and commercial institutions.

This is unrivalled opportunity not to be missed. Spaces will be limited so please make sure you book your place.

 

 

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