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Angela's visionary work on the Museum's Dinosaur Gallery transformed it into the most popular permanent exhibition and one that detailed the extraordinary life cycle of the dinosaurs.
Her interest in natural history came at a young age, when Angela developed an interest in bird-watching and collected pressed plant specimens. Angela's passion for preserving specimens continued into her Museum work as her first task was to plan a large-scale move, improving the conditions of the Palaeontology collections.
Angela joined the Museum in 1976 to work in the Fossil Vertebrates Section. She was often involved in public debates, particularly incidents over the (commercial) ownership of fossils.
At retirement, she was Associate Keeper of the Department of Palaeontology.
Hear how Angela's passion for nature occupied her childhood.
Discover how Angela envisioned the Dinosaur Gallery.
Find out how Angela negotiated controversial topics in designing this gallery.
Discover how Angela got her job at the Museum.
Listen as Angela describes her first job in the Palaeontology Department.
Learn how the Museum's attitude towards promotion has changed.