Annual Review 2008/09

2008 to 2009 was a year of big developments and big achievements. Find out in our latest annual review, Evolution of the Museum 2008/09.

In 2008 to 2009 we focused on celebrating the life of Charles Darwin and the importance of his work to the science the Museum conducts today.

We also opened our iconic new Darwin Centre that holds our botany and entomology collections, provides state-of-the-art research facilities and allows our visitors to engage with our science and scientists for the first time. It is a bold statement of our ambition and is a good example of using public money to leverage funding from other sources.

Since opening on 15 September 2009, the Darwin Centre has welcomed 671,079 visitors, and helped boost the Museum’s visitor numbers that year to a record 4,105,106.

Contents for 2008/09 Annual Review in PDF format.

Front cover PDF (613.0 KB)

Vision and mission PDF (576.8 KB)

Introduction PDF (642.0 KB)

Highlights PDF (581.2 KB)

Celebrating Darwin PDF (679.1 KB)

Darwin Centre PDF (587.7 KB)

The science of nature PDF (750.4 KB)

Model of the natural world PDF (828.1 KB)

Public engagement with science PDF (669.7 KB)

Raising our standards PDF (764.8 KB)

Generating income PDF (602.7 KB)

Celebrating biodiversity PDF (651.3 KB)

Vision and mission PDF (576.8 KB)

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