Field Museum of Natural History

Field Museum of Natural History

 museum in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., established in 1893 as the Columbian Museum of Chicago with a gift from Marshall Field (Field, Marshall) (from whom it derived its present name in 1905). It was established to house the anthropological and biological collections of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. On his death in 1906, Field bequeathed generous sustaining funds and a sum to erect a new museum building (completed in 1921) to house exhibits, research collections, and a library primarily devoted to anthropology, botany, geology, and zoology.

 The American naturalist Carl E. Akeley (Akeley, Carl E.), a member of the staff from 1895 to 1909, invented new methods of taxidermy and began the practice of displaying stuffed animals in dioramas, or painted and modeled scenes of their natural habitats. The Field Museum's research library contains more than 250,000 volumes. The museum houses some 20 million items in its research and display collections. Exhibits include Sue, the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton in the world; Inside Ancient Egypt, which includes mummies and artifacts; Underground Adventure, a walk-through display on soil and underground life; and the Grainger Hall of Gems. The museum also engages in research and education programs.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Field Museum of Natural History — Das Field Museum of Natural History von Norden aus gesehen Daten Ort Chicago, USA …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Field Museum of Natural History — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda The Field Museum of Natural History Registro Nacional de Lugares Históricos (EE. UU.) Vista aérea de The Field Museum of Natural History. Ubicación …   Wikipedia Español

  • Field Museum of Natural History — Muséum Field Field Museum Informations géographiques Coordonnées Pays …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Field Museum of Natural History — FMNH redirects here. For the Florida Museum of Natural History, see FLMNH. Field Museum of Natural History U.S. National Register of Historic Places …   Wikipedia

  • The Field Museum of Natural History — Музей естественной истории Филда (в Чикаго). Имеет свыше 200000 экспонатов по антропологии, геологии, ботанике и зоологии …   Словарь топонимов США

  • American Museum of Natural History — Ansicht Haupteingang mit Theodore Roosevelt Denkmal Daten Ort New York City Art Naturkundemuseem …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • National Museum of Natural History — ▪ museum, Washington, District of Coumbia, United States       American museum of natural history, part of the Smithsonian Institution, located on the National Mall (Mall, the) in Washington, D.C. (Washington)       The Smithsonian Institution… …   Universalium

  • Florida Museum of Natural History — Coordinates: 29°38′09″N 82°22′13″W / 29.63583°N 82.37028°W / 29.63583; 82.37028 …   Wikipedia

  • American Museum of Natural History — Established 1869 Location Central Park West at 79th Street, New York City, United States Type …   Wikipedia

  • Utah Museum of Natural History — infobox Museum name= Utah Museum of Natural History location= Salt Lake City, Utah established = 1963 [] visitors = 78,000 [] latitude= 40.7595 longitude=… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.