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Behind the Scenes: Our Frozen Archive

Behind the Scenes: Our Frozen Archive


Attenborough Studio

10 December 2014 14:30 - 15:00

As a home to more than 70 million specimens, the Natural History Museum is an important source of information for scientists from around the world. To ensure our specimens are still useful a hundred years from now, and to avoid losing information through decay, they must be preserved and kept in the best possible conditions.

Join us as we meet a Museum curator who will explain the many different ways of preserving specimens ranging from tiny flies to giant squid. We'll also have an opportunity to see behind the scenes of our frozen collection, via live video link, as we explore how freezers and liquid nitrogen are helping to preserve tissues and DNA.

Can't make it to the Museum? You can follow the live webcast on the day from where you are.

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