Angela Milner

Childhood: Interest in nature

Hear how Angela's passion for nature occupied her childhood.

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Angela Milner

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.