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Introducing the National Museum of Natural History's Collections Program Technicians (CPT)

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Welcome to our First Post! The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) is home to more than 127 million collection items. These specimens and cultural artifacts come in the shape and size of pinned insects, pressed plants on paper, animals preserved in alcohol, intricately crafted textiles and large dugout canoes....

National Museum of Natural History

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Educational resources available at the National Museum of Natural History.

National Museum of Natural History, 1965

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Exterior view of the West Wing of the Natural History Building upon completion. Photograph is taken from the sidewalk looking northeast, an ice cream vendor is on the street corner across from the museum.

Inside the National Museum of Natural History: Fieldwork

National Museum of Natural History
http://www.mnh.si.edu/ Part three takes you out of the Museum and into the field, stream, desert, and ocean. Tune into part four, our final installment, to discover some of the many ways we bring what we learn to you.

Inside the National Museum of Natural History: Outreach

National Museum of Natural History
http://www.mnh.si.edu/ In the final episode of our introductory series, you're the star! We hope you now know us a little better, and we look forward to seeing you soon! Check out our website to start planning your visit: http://www.mnh.si.edu.

Inside the National Museum of Natural History: Research

National Museum of Natural History
http://www.mnh.si.edu/ In part one of this four part series, our scientists tell you a little about the groundbreaking work they do every day behind the scenes. Stay tuned for part two and check out the weird, the beautiful, and the priceless ...

National Museum of Natural History's Building

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The photograph was probably taken from the top of the Smithsonian Institution Building.

Exterior of the National Museum of Natural History shows the wing additions in the 1960s which opened in 1965 to house laboratories, research collections, and offices for the scientific staff. The tower of the Old Post Office Pavilion can be seen just left of center in the background.

Inside the National Museum of Natural History: Collections

National Museum of Natural History
http://www.mnh.si.edu/ In part two we bring you dinosaurs, fish, jewelry, and a drawer full of ferrets. All this and more makes our collections the largest of the Smithsonian museums. Think our scientists only study from our collections? Check out part three of this series and see the heights (and the depths) these men and women go to to bring you the latest scientific discoveries.

Hall of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History

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Exhibit case displays various kinds of monkeys (below) and monkeys in their natural habitat (above). The exhibit is in the Hall of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History.

Anthropology Exhibit, National Museum of Natural History

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See also Neg. # 30230.

Visitors at the opening of the new Hall of American Indians at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). The exhibit case is a life group of the "Cocopa Desert Dwellers."

Water-Buffalo Exhibit, National Museum of Natural History

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An exhibit case displays a Water-Buffalo in his natural habitat in the Hall of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History.

Mammals Exhibit Hall, National Museum of Natural History

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Exhibit cases from a portion of the Hall of Mammals exhibit, which opened in 1959 in the National Museum of Natural History.

Mammals Exhibit Hall, National Museum of Natural History

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Exhibit cases from a portion of the Hall of Mammals exhibit, which opened in 1959 in the National Museum of Natural History.

Mammals Exhibit Hall, National Museum of Natural History

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Exhibit cases from a portion of the Hall of Mammals exhibit, which opened in 1959 in the National Museum of Natural History.

Disease-Bearing Mammals, National Museum of Natural History

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An exhibit case of Disease-bearing Mammals is displayed in the Hall of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History.

Anthropology Hall, National Museum of Natural History

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Wall exhibit cases and floor exhibit cases displaying pottery stretch in rows across the Anthropology Hall in the United States National Museum, now known as the National Museum of Natural History.

Caribou Group, National Museum of Natural History

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In the Hall of Mammals in the United States National Museum (USNM), now the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). The exhibit case contains a group of Stone's caribou in a recreation of their natural habitat.

Carpenter Shop, National Museum of Natural History

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There is another photo of the Carpenter Shop (a slightly different perspective) in this same location.

The Carpenter Shop in the National Museum of Natural History, 1911.

Malaya Puppet Exhibit, National Museum of Natural History

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Exhibit case entitle "Shadow Puppets of Malaya" in the "Pacific and Asian Cultures" exhibit in the National Museum of Natural History. The small case has several puppets with a brief label describing how the puppets are used. The exhibit opened in 1962.

Paleobiology Exhibit, National Museum of Natural History

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Echinoderms section of the Fossil Plants and Invertebrates exhibit which opened in the National Museum of Natural History in June of 1961, as part of the Exhibits Modernization Program.

T. rex Arrival at the National Museum of Natural History

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The Nation's T. rex comes the National Museum of Natural History!

Hippopotamus, Hall of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History

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See Neg. #11087-A for taxidermists preparing the hippopotamus for exhibition.

Exhibit of a hippopotamus in the Hall of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History.

Butterfly Pavilion at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History

National Museum of Natural History
http://www.mnh.si.edu/ A look inside the Butterfly Pavilion in the Partners in Evolution Exhibit

Lost Amazon at the National Museum of Natural History

National Museum of Natural History
http://www.mnh.si.edu/ Lost Amazon Lecture
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