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Specimens With Something To Say

The Field Museum of Natural History

Issue 45 | December 2017


Chicago's Field Museum had more than 30 million plant, animal and mineral specimens in its archives; yet only about 1% were ever put on display.

In Spring 2017, to showcase more than 5,000 of these diverse items and share how they have helped shape science in important, and often unusual ways, the museum launched a new exhibit, "Specimens: Unlocking the Secrets of Life".

The problem was how to give a voice to so many diverse stories in a way as unique as the specimens themselves.

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