Yesterday, I gained a fascinating insight into the history of our natural history at Prof Peter Ng's talk.
The roots of our natural history museum began with Sir Stamford Raffles. Prof gave lots of details of how the collection first started and the many changes over the years that took place. Among the many miracles was how the collection survived World War II which many other collections in the region did not. I most enjoyed the slides of what the old natural history museum looked like.
The Museum That Almost Never Was (pdf) on the Raffles Museum Newsletter No. 1 15 Jun 2001.
I'm very excited about these plans and look forward to a bright and happy future for the Museum!
Get updates on the new museum via the RMBR news blog.
More about the New Natural History Museum in these earlier posts