NHM (part 1)…

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Adam, the (Trainee) Natural Science Curator

Last week, myself and the other 2 Natural History curatorial trainees (Glenn & Lukas) spent a week on placement at the Natural History Museum, London. It was a great week, and I’d like to start out by saying a huge thank you to all the staff that took time out of their day to show us around and answer our questions.

It started on Monday, with the 3 of us being met by Clare Valentine, the Head of Collections for Zoology. After Clare took us for our security passes we went to Clares office to have a quick chat and a cup of tea. Clare gave us a brief introduction to some of her responsibilities and an overview of the staff structure of the NHM (around 100 curators itself I found was an impressive number!).

Clare then took us on a brief tour of some of the Zoology stores. The spirit…

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