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Expedition Report: Norman Platnick in Chile

Expedition Report: Norman Platnick in Chile

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The Expedition Report podcast series offers an insider’s look at what it’s like to live and work in the field. In this episode, curator emeritus Norman Platnick treks through the highly diverse habitats of Chile in search of spider species found nowhere else in the world.

Tags: Spiders, Podcasts

An Early Collection

An Early Collection

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In 1869, the year the Museum was incorporated, the Trustees turned to the critical task of building its collections. Within a few months, they sent Daniel Giraud Elliot, a noted ornithologist and naturalist, and Museum Trustee William T. Blodgett to negotiate the purchase of “certain collections of specimens in Natural History” in Europe.

Tags: From the Collections

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