This course will cover how galleries in museums are just the tip of the iceberg – the majority of what museums do happens behind the scenes! The focus of this course will be on natural history (we’ll explore the many steps an animal goes through to be transformed into taxidermy or a study specimen, and the important distinctions between these two; as well as to what purpose natural history collections are stored) and human history (with discussion of ethics and the changing approach many museums are taking in response to displays of human remains, as well as the repatriation of objects to Indigenous peoples). This talk is open to any ages, as it is based on gallery animation provided at the museum for all. With small children, content is kept simple and appropriate to knowledge and comfort levels, with an emphasis on how we can ALL be scientists. This is a one-off course with no follow-up or homework.
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