|NOT an artist's impression. This is the real thing!|
In the brief speeches, Prof Peter Ng, Ambassador Tommy Koh and the President shared the heart-stopping 45-year journey of the irreplacable and priceless Raffles Collection which was nearly thrown away, and finally found a permanent home in the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum. Thanks to the intervention, support and tireless efforts of many many people.
about how the dinosaurs were funded and why it's important for the Museum to have dinosaurs.
rediscovered in Singapore recently!
David "Dead Bird" Tan sharing about birds.
dolphin that washed up at East Coast Park beach last year (Jul 2014) and which the Museum salvaged and preserved! So please, inform the Museum if you see any dead wild animals on our shores or on land. Don't let them die in vain!
"Of Whales and Dinosaurs: The Story of Singapore’s Natural History Museum narrates an intriguing tale of the biological collection’s struggle and change spanning more than a century.The author is beseiged for autographs! You too can meet the author on 29 May (Fri) evening for a tour of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, with a focus on its Heritage Gallery, followed by an author talk by Kevin Tan. More details here.
Author Dr Kevin Tan, an NUS law alumnus and Adjunct Professor at the University’s Faculty of Law, recounts the extraordinary 127-year history of biological specimens which survived mostly intact through the multiple challenges of the 19th century, the devastation of World War II, and potential disintegration in the 1970s. During the first two decades of Singapore’s independence, the government focused on nation-building and other priorities, while the country’s natural history took a backseat.
The dedication and efforts of a few stalwarts helped save the precious items before they were consigned to oblivion. The subsequent creation of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum resulted from the tenacity and mettle of the individuals who looked to the long-term, and overcame the odds to protect Singapore’s natural history heritage." From NUS News.
From the reaction of this family, it is clear that the Museum is engaging for kids and families too. Sean Yap is here explaining more about the insects that he loves.So come and visit the Museum when it opens to the public on 28 Apr (Tue). More details on the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum website.
Previous posts about the new Natural History Museum
- Singapore's new natural history museum: building begins! (Jan 2013)
- How I was smitten by dinosaurs! (Jul 2011)
- The long road to the new natural history museum (Jul 2011)
- Dinosaurs in Singapore! (Jul 2011)
- A sneak peek at Singapore's new natural history museum! (April 2011)
- Confirmed: A new home for Singapore's natural history in 2014! (July 2010)
- Be a part of Singapore's new natural history museum! (Mar 2010)
- Coming soon: Singapore's new natural history museum! (Jan 2010)
Previous posts about the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research
- Last chance to see the Raffles Museum Public Gallery! (Mar 2013)
- Last Open House at the Raffles Museum (May 2012)
- Kids out at the Raffles Museum Open House! (Jun 2011)
- Kids meet dugong, turtle and more at the Museum Open House! (Dec 2010)