From South East Asia to Liverpool: Ecological Heritage in Museums Collections

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We invite members of Liverpool's East and Southeast Asian community to join our experts for a behind the scenes zoology tour.

In 1914, hundreds of birds and mammals were given to the Liverpool Museums by the Selangor Museum in Kuala Lumpur (the de facto national museum of Malaysia pre-independence). The collections were amassed during large-scale wild animal collecting by Sarawakian staff of the Selangor Museum across the Thai-Malay peninsula at the turn of the 20th century.

As part of a project to raise awareness of the history and heritage shared by Selangor and Liverpool through the activities of our two museums – the Selangor Museum and World Museum - we would like to invite members of Liverpool's East and Southeast Asian community to join ecology researcher, Dr Jing Jing Khoo, and zoology curator, Dr John James Wilson, for an introduction to World Museum's birds and mammals from Southeast Asia during a tour of the zoology store.

During the event we will launch a temporary display in World Museum's Clore Natural History Centre, showcasing the potential of this collection of birds and mammals to enable ecological, biodiversity, and medical research, and allow reflection on the shared history of Liverpool and Southeast Asia.

Tours will run at 11am - 12pm and 2pm - 3pm 

Please note that access to the store is restricted to adults. Tickets are free but need to be booked in advance through Eventbrite here.