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Collection Management Seminar

Posted by C Lowry on Mar 14, 2013 1:50:15 PM


Updates from Touring Exhibitions and the Central Hall Redevelopment teams


Wednesday 20th March 2013, 2.30pm-4.00pm


Neil Chalmers Science Seminar Room (Darwin Centre, Lower Ground 16), NHM, South Kensington



Gemma Levett, Operations Manager -Touring Exhibitions, Public Engagement Group, NHM.
Georgina Bishop, Interpretation Developer, Interpretation and Design and
Jennifer Flippance, Project Manager, Programme and Production Dept., Public Engagement Group, NHM.


What’s it about?


Touring Exhibitions
The NHM has been touring exhibitions to venues around the world for over 20 years. Traditionally these exhibitions have featured state of the art animatronic models and scientific information related to them. In addition to these exhibitions, more recently we have begun to produce and tour collections rich exhibitions. In this presentation Gemma will talk about the current exhibitions on tour, the policies and procedures for touring specimen driven exhibitions and the benefits of touring our collections and interpretation.


Redeveloping Central Hall
The museum is currently undertaking an exciting redevelopment of Central Hall that will transform this historic and much-loved space. New displays will excite and engage visitors, celebrating the natural world and creating an awareness of the depth of knowledge the Museums’ collections and scientists have brought to society.

The first phase, Treasures, opened in November 2012 and we’re now working towards the redevelopment of the First and Second Floor balconies. The Ground Floor will comprise the final phase.

This talk will outline the approach we are taking to working with Collections, selecting specimens and what we seek to achieve through the displays.

Who should come?
The seminar is open to all members of the museum, but we also welcome colleagues from other institutions who would find the seminar of interest. There is no booking fee and only large parties need to notify the organiser for catering purposes.

Tea and coffee will be available in the lobby area after the talk.


Suggestions for seminar speakers are always most welcome.
Please contact the organiser Clare Valentine (


For additional details on attending this or other seminars see

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