Natural History Museum

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The Museum is a leading science research centre and world-class visitor attraction. We use our unique collections and unrivalled expertise to tackle the biggest challenges facing the world today. The NHM is focused on the most important systematic collection of natural history objects in the world with 80 million specimens spanning billions of years, with more type specimens than any other collection. We are home to one of the largest and diverse scientific teams of its kind, spanning excellent research, collections and data management, imaging and analysis, and citizen science. The collection is a national and international lead in a global network of collections and linked data resources that are essential to substantial areas of the life and earth sciences: the fundamental investigation of the natural world and human impacts; and broad areas of application in health, natural resources exploitation and conservation. The collection and data are openly available and mobile through online access, loans and inbound scientific visitors. It is one of the most visited public museums in the world, welcoming more than five million visitors annually and many millions more online, providing engagement with the natural world and science and formal education to hundreds of thousands of school students. By opening up access and participation for all, we are unlocking answers to the big issues facing humanity and the planet: • The origins of our planet and life on it, and the impact of change • The diversity of life and the delicate balance of ecosystems that ensure the survival of our planet • The security of our food supply, the eradication of disease and the management of mineral and ore scarcity

Disciplines

Biological Sciences, Health & Food
E-Infrastructure & Data
Environment
Physical Sciences & Engineering
Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities

 

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📧 Public Contact email
J.jackson@nhm.ac.uk
Telephone Number
+44(0)2079425257
🏢 Address

Greater London
SW7 5BD
United Kingdom

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