8th – 15th June: The Dodo Roadshow. To mark the Oxford University Museum of Natural History’s nomination in this year’s Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year, the Oxford Dodo is touring the country, from Land’s End to John O’Groats, in just one week, visiting museums and galleries along the way!
17th – 18th June: Refloating the Ark: Connecting the public and scientists with natural history museums at Manchester Museum. Conference looking at how natural history collections can be used to engage effectively with the public and the scientific research community.
25 June: Collection Standards Infrastructure Project – Environmental Standards at NHM, London. Talk on standards for collections, display and storage and their implications.
A new species of theropod dinosaur from Wales has been discovered by experts from The University of Manchester, University of Portsmouth, and the National Museum Wales.
A rare meteorite stolen from an Australian museum may have been stolen to order. Scary stuff!
A study using museum collections has found that the world’s biodiversity might not be as diverse as we thought…
The World Museum in Liverpool has added a new Octopus called Polvo to its aquarium!
Around the Web
A dinosaur reading list for every dino enthusiast in your life!
David Gelsthorpe of Manchester Museum on how the Page Museum at La Brea Tar Pits tells the story of Ice Age animals.
NHM curator Erica McAlister has been re-curating flies. Big flies.