Video Series Offers Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Restoration of the Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals
The dioramas in the Jill and Lewis Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals have always been splendid, but after more than a year of painstaking restoration, they look better than ever—giving visitors close looks at many species of North American flora and fauna. A multi-video series, now on amnh.tv, documents parts of the restoration process.
In the new exhibition Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture, artifacts from the Museum’s collections help illuminate how people cooked and ate in China some 2,000 years ago, during the Han Dynasties (226 BC to AD 220).
In the new exhibition Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture, a walk-through diorama depicts a bustling food market, set in the year 1519 in the capital city of the Aztec Empire, in what's now Mexico; it featured domesticated turkeys for sale—among many other foods, including chocolate, from all over the empire.
Theodore Roosevelt was a great lover of nature long before he became President. From boyhood throughout his adult life, Roosevelt's enthusiasm for conservation was encouraged and shaped by several influential figures, as explained in a new video.