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More on value Value

The Museum puts a lot of resources into looking after the Collections - why? What is their value to society, in the UK and internationally?

More on collecting today Collecting today

How are specimens collected today? What are the ethical considerations?

More on pressures on nature Pressusres on nature

In the long term, there are many threats to our biodiversity and environment. What are the main threats and how is the museum helping to combat them?

More on keeping today Keeping today

We have specimens from all over the world. Why do we keep our specimens here?

More on history History

How did The Natural History Museum come to have such large and important collections?

Learn more about collections care People

Who works at the Museum? Why do they choose to do this work? How did they start on their scientific career?