Introducing Shelf Life

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There are more than 33 million fascinating specimens and cultural objects in the Museum’s pre-eminent collections—the vast majority of them behind the scenes.

This week, we’re opening doors, pulling out drawers, and taking the lids off of some of the most incredible (and rarely seen) items with the premiere of a new web series, Shelf Life.

Watch the trailer below, find Shelf Life online at, and watch for Episode 1 on November 13.