Fieldwork

Neil Chalmers: How museum's plan fieldwork

Find out how the Museum plans fieldwork with local organisations.

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Fieldwork

Following in the footsteps of Darwin, Banks, Wallace and other pioneering naturalists, our scientists collect specimens and data from all parts of the world. Fieldtrips are an essential part of their research, and the collecting process makes many feel as though they are truly 'making' the Museum’s history.

The centuries have brought about many changes to how fieldwork is conducted, namely in ensuring the ethical collection of specimens. In these clips, our curators and researchers reveal their experiences in travelling to sometimes remote locations, many of which have led to exciting discoveries.