Revealing life behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum
From collecting specimens in South America to designing dinosaur exhibitions, discover what is like to work at one of the worlds great museums.
Go behind the scenes with the people who work at the Museum. Our curators, researchers and exhibition designers reveal their stories.
How are specimens collected? What’s it like to go on field trips? Explore 60 years of Museum history.
Learn more about how Museum Lives has captured stories about the Museum’s rich history and collections.
“The longer you’re here, the thing you realise is that these are not just objects, they’re peoples’ lives.”
Andy Currant , curator of fossil vertebrates at the Museum
Museum lives was a 3-year collaboration between Kingston University and the Centre for Arts and Humanities Research at the Natural History Museum.
The project was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and led by Professor Brian Cathcart.