Behind the Scenes: The American Natural History Museum [Video]

Insect Samples at display in the Invertebrate Zoology Division at American Natural History Museum (AMNH). Photo credit: AMNH
Insect Samples at display in the Invertebrate Zoology Division at American Natural History Museum (AMNH).
Photo credit: AMNH

If you have ever marvelled at how a museum is curated, its collections maintained and who are the people who create the magic therein, then here is your chance to find out more about the happenings inside, sitting in the comfort of your home. The American Museum of Natural History at Central Park West, New York has recently started a video series called Shelf Life on YouTube, which takes us behind the scenes of the popular museum.

The first Episode premiered in November last year and is titled 33 Million Things, an approximate number of artifacts and specimens that the museum holds and gives a sneak preview of what we can expect from the year long series. From Zoological specimens to terra bytes of images of stars, galaxies and planets, frozen DNA and tissue samples and artifacts from Native North American culture, the series opens doors to this huge ocean of information that is the American Museum of Natural History. And in case you have any doubts, museum scientists and collection staff will guide you along the way.

So, without further ado, here is the first episode of the Shelf Life! If you like it, do Subscribe to the AMNH Channel on YouTube  or simply Subscribe to our blog and we will bring you all the updates!



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