More on collecting at the Manchester Museum……this time it’s in Entomology
Some people may think that natural history museums deposit only old, historically and/or scientifically important collections. Although this is true, museums also continue to acquire new materials coming to them in various ways. In order just to give visitors an idea about how new collections can be acquired, here is a very brief report on new acquisitions made by the Manchester Museum’s Entomology department during the last five years, from January 2008 to December 2012.
A total of 66 acquisitions of 17,477 specimens have been received, as follows:
1. Fieldwork (by the curator): 3 acquisitions of 368 specimens.
2. Enquire-based acquisitions (usually via the identification service we provide): 10 acquisitions of 61 specimens.
3. Acquisitions related to the public events that we support (Bioblitzes and others): 5 acquisitions of 112 specimens.
4. Exchange: 1 acquisition of 121 specimens.
5. Donations: 47 acquisitions of 16,815 specimens.
Of the aforementioned…
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