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Delhi's Natural History Museum Library with last prints burnt to a cinder

28 April 2016, India Today

Experts say it was the biggest bibliographic collection on natural history in India. Several hundred books in it were handwritten or ‘last prints’, and hence, lost forever.

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National Museum of Natural History loses asset due to Fire

New Delhi, April 26: A huge fire destroyed the National museum of natural history (NMNH) here early weekday, reducing its invaluable assortment as well as fossils to ashes, officers reported. 15 more words

Plants and Birds and Rocks and Things

The National Museum of Natural History collects things. With over 126 million items in its collections, which include everything from dinosaurs to moon rocks, the NMNH houses the world’s largest, most comprehensive natural history collection. 90 more words

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Chip Clark's iconic National Museum of Natural History photos resurface

Chip Clark  joined the team at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History (SI NMNH) in 1973 as a staff photographer. In addition to capturing high speed images of flying insects, researchers in the field, and numerous specimen studies, Chip spent approximately 20 years creating a portfolio of meticulously composed photographs of the SI NMNH’s monumental collection.   600 more words

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Behind the Scenes at the Museum

Washington D.C.’s outstanding National Museum of Natural History has decided to give us all a behind the scenes peek at its massive collections. The Smithsonian Institution has allowed photographer Chip Clark unprecedented access to just a small part of its incredible 126 million specimens of animals, insects,plants, fossils, dinosaurs, insects, rocks, minerals, and other fascinating objects. 30 more words

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