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Museum Lectures

Museum Lectures

Museum researchers and experts from around the world offer fascinating lectures and debates on scientific and cultural topics that range from the fossil-hunting adventures of Barnum Brown to the consequences of climate change.

Upcoming Offerings


Slide Slam

April 28, 2014

Library Special Collections at the American Museum of Natural History is proud to launch its wide-ranging new online database of digital images from the Library’s collections, featuring many images never before seen outside the Library.

Past Offerings

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Natural Histories

March 26, 2014

Join Tom Baione to hear how he conceived of and edited the first book about the Library's Rare Book Collection.


James Arthur Lecture on the Evolution of the Human Brain by Katerina Semendeferi

March 4, 2014

While there are clear cognitive differences between humans and apes that involve the frontal lobes, the specific neural underpinnings of these differences are considerably less obvious. How do differences in the size and organization of the hominoid brains produce the cognitive specializations found in our species?

American Museum of Natural History

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New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: 212-769-5100

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