Beyond the label: keeping dead things dead

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World Museum holds more than one million Natural History specimens. The majority of these are housed and cared for behind the scenes.

Donna Young, one of our natural history curators, sometimes describes her job as ‘keeping dead things dead’ – find out why, and how we maintain and preserve this valuable resource. 

Admission to this talk is £7 and tickets can be purchased in advance below.

Beyond the label talks

Our museums and galleries are a treasure trove of fascinating stories and world class collections. In this exciting series of talks you will get the opportunity to meet the experts who care for our collections, find out never-before-told behind the scenes stories of our most beloved objects, and get the opportunity to pick the brains of a real museum expert. 

Go beyond the museum labels and delve into the fascinating world of art, history, science, and community stories in this unmissable series.