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Creating a True-to-Life Butterfly for the Coyote Diorama

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A multi-video series about the restoration of the dioramas in the Jill and Lewis Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals, now on and on the Museum's YouTube channel, documents their renovation. In this post, the second in a series, we share one of the videos, which explains how Museum conservators re-created a lifelike butterfly for the coyote diorama


Endangered Species

Theodore Roosevelt Tour of the Museum: TR and Endangered Species

On Exhibit posts

The restored Theodore Roosevelt Memorial is now open, and a new self-guided tour—available as part of the Museum's Explorer app, or on our website—highlights exhibits around the Museum with a connection to TR, who was President from 1901 to 1909. In this post, the fourth in a series, we explore one of the tour's stops: the endangered species case in the Hall of Biodiversity.


Rose Center Night

Museum PhD Student's Prize-winning Animated Thesis on the Lives (and Deaths) of Stars

Research posts

Last summer, the popular website PhD Comics invited graduate students from around the world to record and submit two-minute descriptions of their theses. Of more than 200 entries submitted, 12 were chosen to be animated and published on PhD Comics TV. Winners included Or Graur, a graduate student at Tel Aviv University and the Richard Gilder Graduate School at the Museum, where he works with Curator Michael Shara in the Astrophysics Department. Watch the animation, called The Secret Lives (and Deaths) of Stars.



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