Field Museum of Natural History


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Field Museum of Natural History,

in Chicago, Ill. Founded in 1893 through the gifts of Marshall FieldField, Marshall,
1834–1906, American merchant, b. Conway, Mass. In 1856, after five years' apprenticeship in a general store in Pittsfield, Mass., he went to Chicago and became a clerk for Cooley, Wadsworth & Co.
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 and others, it was first known as the Columbian Museum of Chicago and in 1905 was renamed in honor of its major benefactor. It was originally intended to house the biological and anthropological collections included in the World's Columbian ExpositionWorld's Columbian Exposition,
held at Chicago, May–Nov., 1893, in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus. Authorized (1890) by Congress, it was planned and completed by a commission headed by Thomas W.
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 (1893), and these objects form the core of its collection. First located in Jackson Park, in 1921 it moved to its present site on Chicago Park District, where it is part of a lakefront museum campus that also includes the Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium. The museum is especially noted for its lifelike exhibits of animals in their natural settings, displays of plant life, and anthropological and geological collections. The many expeditions sponsored by the museum have contributed much to its collections. The museum also conducts research and maintains a publishing plant. Many educational opportunities are offered by its library, school-service department, and special programs.
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Danilo Balete, a biologist with the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, says the various species might be mistaken for "rabbits with long furry tails, or tiny pandas."
The Field Museum of Natural History (2012) Botany Collections Database includes a collector index and the database continues to expand.
You will be close to plenty of museums, such as the Field Museum of Natural History (a great place to sit back and sketch), the Shedd Aquarium, and Adler Planetarium (all three museums known as the "museum campus"), to the Art Institute of Chicago, and even further down to the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Each pellet was stored individually in a glass vial in the Field Museum of Natural History (FMNH) until they were examined in the summer of 2014.
US soldiers allegedly seized the copy in 1902 and brought it to America where it was turned over to the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.
Just how many ant species can swim remains to be seen, says Corrie Moreau of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.
For the Lucas museum, Chicago offered up a slice of real estate along the lakefront that is near other attractions, including the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum of Natural History.
The Gigant Butterfly-moths of the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, with notes on the Herman Strecker collection (Lepidoptera: Castniidae).
However, exact collection dates and additional details were not recorded for these specimens (Field Museum of Natural History, 2008).
While examining the bird collection at the Field Museum of Natural History, I found the Bryant specimen (FMNH 138321).
4) To what degree can the Field Museum of Natural History's ethnographic collection for this region be informed by, and inform, contemporary anthropological research?
Former University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere appears to have landed a premier job as head of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.