Curator of Birds Kevin Winker makes the case for scientific collections, complete with citations.
Why collect and preserve whole birds? Because it is the most efficient and effective way to preserve a broad array of specimen types for present and future researchers. Skins, skeletons, frozen tissues, stomach samples, and other preparation types are in wide demand. And so are the data generated from the specimens.
"November 18, 2013 lecture by Timothy Clark (Head of Japanese Art, British Museum) at the Japanese Art Society of America in New York. Details the exhibition "Shunga: Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art" taking place at the British Museum. More lectures are available for viewing at: http://www.japaneseartsoc.org/ ”
Geo day for me here. Sun. I went to visit my friend Steve Clawson at Beloit, WI and photographed La Brea tar pit bones. These images are from the 1st photo shoot. I gots new ones but they aren’t ready yet… so teaser? maybe.