The Bell Pettigrew Museum: A Victorian Natural History Museum

Have you ever seen the wonders of the Bell Pettigrew Museum? Collections Trainee, Louise Hanwright takes you through some of the highlights of this highly praised collection. As we’ve closed MUSA’s doors until Autumn 2019 we think it would be a good time to share some of the “treasures and wonders” of the Bell Pettigrew … Continue reading The Bell Pettigrew Museum: A Victorian Natural History Museum

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A.R. Wallace: Naturalist, Collector and Co-Founder of Evolution Theory

Ever heard of Charles Darwin? What about A.R. Wallace? Although he is the lesser-known of the two, A.R. Wallace made significant contributions to the field of natural science and the theory of evolution. Volunteer MUSA blogger, Vanessa Silvera, writes about his life and work, and where you can find his personal collection of taxidermy birds … Continue reading A.R. Wallace: Naturalist, Collector and Co-Founder of Evolution Theory

The Missing Link: Dura Den Fossil Fish

To this day I remember when my dad took me to explore Barrandov, a Czech area known for its contribution to the evolutionary theory. Hiking among sandstone, our path was paved by several fossil trilobites, just lying there, as if forgotten or discarded. I bent down to take one home and, for the first time … Continue reading The Missing Link: Dura Den Fossil Fish