Friday 29 June 2012

Natural History Museum- What's On

Animal Inside Out 
© Gunther von Hagens, Institute for Plastination, Heidelberg, Germany.

The spectacular animals featured in this exhibition were created by plastination, a process invented by Dr Gunther Von Hagens for scientific and educational study. Discover how this revolutionary technique is used to preserve every detail of the 90 anatomical specimens in this exhibition, including an Asian elephant, the largest creature ever plastinated
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Scott's Last Expedition
Illustration © The Natural History Museum, London.
Illustration © The Natural History Museum, London.
Among scientific specimens, artefacts and archival photographs from the 1910–1913 Terra Nova expedition, you can admire Edward Wilson's beautiful sketches recording the wildlife they discovered.
The expedition's chief of scientific staff, Wilson was an accomplished artist. You can explore more of his watercolours here.

Until 2 September
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Insect Day
As part of National Insect Week, join us to discover a world of insects right on your doorstep and find out how you can get involved in the Museum's research.

Make an insect hotel, take part in a Bugs Count survey and browse stalls selling wildflowers and refreshments.

1 July
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The Lionheart Project
Jaw detail from The Lionheart Project. Photo © Nick Hand.
Jaw detail from The Lionheart Project. Photo © Nick Hand.
This summer, three giant crocheted lions will be on show in a 16-metre-long illuminated glass case on the Museum's front lawn. Symbolising the three golden lions on Richard the Lionheart's coat of arms, each nine-metre-long lion was painstakingly crafted from 36 miles of Derbyshire wool by artist Shauna Richardson.
The travelling menagerie is touring the country as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

20 July to 9 September
Rediscovering penguin sex
Photograph taken by Levick to support his study.
Photograph taken by Levick to support his study.
The Sexual Habits of the Adélie Penguins, a pamphlet written by Dr George Levick, a member of the 1910–1913 Terra Nova expedition to Antarctica, was recently uncovered at the Natural History Museum at Tring.
Suppressed 100 years ago for being too explicit, it describes 'hooligan' penguin behaviours such asautoerotic behaviour and sexual coercion.
Evolution app
More than 650 million years of Earth history are brought to life in Evolution, our new app for iPad. Users will discover more than 800 creatures and plants from our evolutionary past, with spectacular 360 degree images of iconic fossils and videos featuring Museum scientists. Find out about the origins of life, glaciations, the Cambrian explosion, the evolution of the dinosaurs and, of course, human evolution.
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Award-winning restaurants
The Restaurant, Deli Café and Central Hall Café here at the Museum have all been awarded a two-star rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association. This gives recognition for our fresh, seasonal, sustainable and locally sourced food and drinks. It also acknowledges our efforts to reduce waste and our impact on the environment, while supporting animal welfare and both ethical and fair trade initiatives.

On your next visit come along and taste our delicious and sustainable food for yourself.
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Gift of the month
Limited-edition print from Audubon's Birds of America

Snap up this beautiful framed flamingo print, part of a range of new limited-edition prints from John James Audubon's The Birds of America. The prints have been reproduced from the Museum's original copy of the famous book. Each print comes ready to hang, in a luxury gold and silver frame with an archival mount. They are printed on the finest archival paper to create an almost-perfect match to the original artworks.
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From our friends at the National Army Museum
War Horse: Fact & Fiction
Explore the hugely popular Michael Morpurgo novel with touching real-life stories of war horses and the men who depended on them.

Featuring exclusive content from Michael Morpurgo, the acclaimed stage production by the National Theatre and the Steven Spielberg-directed film, this hands-on, interactive exhibition is one for all the family.
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