Come along at 14.30 to the Attenborough Studio and join Daisy Cunynghame (Assistant Records Manager, Library & Archives) as she talks about a fascinating slice of Museum history.
The Museum has survived two world wars, the Blitz and the rise of nuclear weapons. It has not always escape unscathed, as the pockmarks of bomb damage covering the side entrance show, but it has always been prepared. Join her as she delves into the Museum's Archives to discover the extreme lengths that scientists and staff went to in order to protect the collections during World War II. Find out about the initial planning, mobilisation and the evacuation of specimens, hear tales of espionage and reveal the scientific work carried out by the Museum to aid the war effort.
This event is FREE!