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  Field Museum of Natural History - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Field Museum of Natural History, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, sits on Lake Shore Drive next to Lake Michigan, part of a scenic complex known as Museum Campus Chicago.
It was named the Columbian Museum of Chicago in September 16, 1893, but renamed after Marshall Field, a donor, in 1905.
The museum was originally housed in the structure now occupied by the Museum of Science and Industry.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Field_Museum   (1478 words)

  
 Museum of Natural History - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
Museum für Naturkunde (or Humboldt Museum), in Berlin.
National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, United States.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Museum_of_Natural_History   (193 words)

  
 Field Museum of Natural History --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
On his death in 1906, Field bequeathed generous sustaining funds and a sum to erect a new museum building (completed in 1921) to house exhibits, research collections, and a library primarily devoted to anthropology, botany,...
In contrast, nature, prodigal and thoughtless, takes no heed of visibility: William Wordsworth celebrates the flowers that “waste their sweetness on the desert air” and the treasures lying hidden in “the dark unfathomed caves of ocean.” But art is diametrically opposed to such “waste” and “desert air.” It is focused, concentrated, intentional, and...
The museum was a pioneer in mounting field expeditions and in contemporary museum presentation, creating dioramas and other exhibits with natural habitats.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9323211   (865 words)

  
 Field Museum of Natural History on Centerstage Chicago - Field Museum of Natural History : 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., ...
A replica skull tops her skeleton in the center of the museum, but her real skull, too heavy to mount on the body, is on display on the second floor.
The Field Museum has made strides toward a more "kid-friendly" approach to natural history, but the vibe here is still more classroom than playground.
Hyperactive learners may be more satisfied at the Museum of Science and Industry, but you don’t have to be a history geek to enjoy a trip to the Field.
centerstage.net /other/field-museum.html   (381 words)

  
 Field Museum of Natural History, Shedd Aquarium, and Adler Planetarium, 1947
Field Museum of Natural History, Shedd Aquarium, and Adler Planetarium, 1947
At this point Lake Shore Drive's northbound traffic was routed east of Soldier Field and the Field Museum, while the southbound lanes were located to the west.
By the end of 1996, the entire highway had been moved west of the stadium and the museum, and the improvement of Roosevelt Road made possible a much more unified "museum campus" with pedestrian access to Grant Park.
www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org /pages/10898.html   (174 words)

  
 NAGPRA NOTICES OF INVENTORY COMPLETION: Notice of Inventory Completion: Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Field Museum of Natural History records identify the human remains as those of a ``Montana, Sioux [sic],'' indicating that the collector was aware of the cultural affiliation of the individual.
Officials of the Field Museum of Natural History also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the 20 objects listed above are reasonably believed to have been placed with or near individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of the death rite or ceremony.
Lastly, officials of the Field Museum of Natural History also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. (2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects and the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana.
www.cast.uark.edu /other/nps/nagpra/DOCS/nic0742.html   (729 words)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - The Field Museum of Natural History - Chicago, Illinois
The Field Museum (originally known as the Columbian Museum of Chicago) was established in Illinois on September 16, 1893 to accommodate the biological and anthropological exhibits for the 1893 World's Fair, "The Columbian Exposition".
The museum is a world leader in research in the fields of evolutionary biology and paleontology, and archaeology and ethnography, and often collaborates in research with the University of Chicago and University of Illinois at Chicago
The pass includes admission to the Field Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, the John G. Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry, and the John Hancock Observatory.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/ww2/A806429   (893 words)

  
 Natural History Museums
Massachusetts Museum of Natural History, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
Museums of Natural History, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Zoological Museum of the University of Copenhagen, Denmark
www.ucmp.berkeley.edu /subway/nathistmus.html   (375 words)

  
 Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL
Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago.
Field Museum of Natural History: Classy history museum.
Field Museum of Natural History: aloha field museum
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Illinois/Chicago-777256/Things_To_Do-Chicago-Field_Museum_of_Natural_History-BR-1.html   (1973 words)

  
 Case Studies - The Field Museum of Natural History - L-Soft
The purpose of The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago is stated as the "accumulation and dissemination of knowledge, and the preservation and exhibition of objects illustrating art, archaeology, science, and history." This 100-year-old institution first began using e-mail lists for effective communication among its internal staff.
Subsequently, e-mail updates were sent to the museum's specially trained educators and board of trustees.
The Field Museum technical staff incorporated LISTSERV software on their server and today sends moderated system-wide messages to approximately one thousand e-mail accounts 10 to 15 times a week and sometimes as often as seven times a day.
www.lsoft.com /customers/fieldmuseum.asp   (445 words)

  
 BUBL LINK: Natural history
Museum scientists trace the history of life, explore the development and relationships of different groups of animals, document changes in the environment, and describe the achievements of human cultures.
National museum which aims to increase understanding of, and influence public debate on, the natural environment, human societies and human interaction with the environment.
The Museum's mission is to maintain and develop its collections and use them to promote the discovery, understanding, responsible use and enjoyment of the natural world.
bubl.ac.uk /link/n/naturalhistory.htm   (1042 words)

  
 ME Newsletter: WINTER 2000: Professors Help Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History Solve HVAC Problems
Museum curators are experts in their fields, but they don't know much about controlling humidity and temperature.
Their work was further complicated by the fact that 95 percent of the museum's collections are in storage rather than on display, and also that large areas of the building are used only by researchers and are not open to the public.
Reindl noted that funding for the Field Museum's projects is always a challenge and that the museum managers must still address such much-needed modernizations as installing sprinklers, improving roof drainage, and replacing outmoded windows.
www.engr.wisc.edu /me/newsletter/2000-04/hvac.html   (641 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Field Museum of Natural History (Science, General) - Encyclopedia
Field Museum of Natural History, at Chicago, Ill. Founded in 1893 through the gifts of Marshall Field and others, it was first known as the Columbian Museum of Chicago and later (1943–66) as the Chicago Natural History Museum.
It is especially noted for its lifelike exhibits of animals in their natural settings, displays of plant life, and anthropological and geological collections.
The museum also conducts research and maintains a publishing plant.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/F/FieldMus.html   (216 words)

  
 Buena Vista Museum Of Natural History - BLM Field Trips   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A field guide is prepared for most of the field trips, which include maps and directions that can be used by anyone for self-guided investigation of the geology along the field trip route.
The Geology Field Trip Program explores the changes that have occurred throughout California's complex and fascinating geologic history and focuses on the human interaction with this geology over the past 150 years.
Symposia and field trips of this interpretive outdoor program are designed to bring this message to residents of all parts of California.
www.sharktoothhill.com /fieldtrips.html   (529 words)

  
 Field Museum of Natural History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois, USA was founded in 1893.
It was originally called the 'Columbian Museum of Chicago' It was later renamed 'The Field Museum' in honor of Marshall Field, it's first major benefactor.
Bruce Patterson, of the Field Museum (No relation to Colonel Patterson or any of his descendants) will study the extent of the maneless male lion population of the Tsavo area, an area noted for maneless males.
www.lionlmb.org /tsavo/fieldmus.html   (2624 words)

  
 Discover: Having a field day. (Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois) (Great Science Museums) (Cover ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
We pass through a neoclassical portico of imposing proportions into a central hall with requisite echo, altogether the equivalent of James Earl Jones intoning the word museum.
I used to always have to throw up after the car ride." Nevertheless, Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History has been a lifelong favorite of Jessica and her sister Molly, 12, who live in nearby Wilmette.
What separates a museum worth suffering for from one you wouldn't stoop to be sick in?
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:14546571&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (219 words)

  
 The Cleveland Museum of Natural History -- Discover the Nature of Your Universe!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The exclusive Natural History of Food series of seven-course dinners begins November 12.
The Museum was among the original scientific sponsors of The Wilkins-Ellsworth Trans Arctic Submarine Expedition of 1931.
We have Museum affiliated societies for a variety of interests within natural history.
www.cmnh.org   (513 words)

  
 UIC Anthropology and Field Museum Partnership
The UIC and Field Museum departments have research laboratories supporting studies in archaeology, human genetics, sociocultural anthropology, and GIS.
The Field Museum's Center for Cultural Understanding and Change (CCUC) uses the Museum's collections and expertise to promote connections to the diverse communities of the Chicago area through extensive outreach efforts and other programs.
The Field Museum of Natural History is located in Chicago's Lake Shore Campus, less than five miles away from the UIC campus.
www.uic.edu /depts/anth/uicfield.html   (601 words)

  
 Sierra College Natural History Museum
The museum's major focus is, of course, the study of natural history.
The museum is also a favorite place of the regional public.
Thousands each year attend seminars, programs, field trips and activities sponsored by the museum and designed specifically for the public.
www.sierra.cc.ca.us /museum   (107 words)

  
 Museum Chicago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Field Museum was incorporated in the State of Illinois in 1893 as the Columbian Museum of Chicago.
Its purpose, the "accumulation and dissemination of knowledge, and the preservation and exhibition of objects illustrating art, archaeology, science and history." In 1905, the Museum's name was changed to Field Museum of Natural History to honor the Museum's first major benefactor, Marshall Field, and to better reflect its focus on the natural sciences.
The Museum claims that its Andamanese collection is the only one of the largest and best-preserved in the United States.
www.andaman.org /book/app-f/museum_chicago.htm   (176 words)

  
 Dino Land Travels Database Field Museum: John Gurche Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Directly below the painting is the original skull of Sue, mounted separately on the second floor of the Field Museum, because of its weight was too great to place it on the original skeletal mount.
According to Lanzendorf, the original sketches for this Gurche painting, which were a part of the Field Lanzendorf art exhibit, are the only Gurchees residing in a private collection anywhere around the world.
Above are two photos of the Field Museum's Gurche mural, including a view from the entrance of the museum and an up close view from the museum's second floor-the spot where Sue's skull rests.
www.geocities.com /stegob/fieldgurcheart.html   (313 words)

  
 Expeditions | American Museum of Natural History
Throughout its history, the American Museum of Natural History has sponsored more than 1000 expeditions across the seven continents--voyages to places as far away as Mongolia and Madagascar and as near as Mexico and Montana.
American Museum of Natural History expeditions have mapped the origin and progression of life on Earth, explored the richness and variety of world cultures, and taken us to destinations as remote as the ocean floor or the Gobi Desert in Mongolia.
The American Museum of Natural History continues ito support vital programs in field exploration and scientific research.
www.amnh.org /exhibitions/expeditions   (230 words)

  
 The Field Museum Recruitment: My Profile - Home
The Field Museum is a great place to work...
Located on Chicago's beautiful lakefront Museum Campus, The Field Museum continues to be one of the finest natural history museums in the world.
With our extraordinary collection, world-class research, and premier exhibitions and educational programs we are setting the pace for museums in the 21st century.
www.bfound.net /login.aspx?coid=45   (139 words)

  
 Adult Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Along with all of your various field guides and other books used for fossil identification, it is handy to have a general reference on geology and earth history as well as an up to date geology or earth sciences dictionary.
Other notable hiddenite exhibits are at the University of South Carolina in Columbia; the Colburn Museum in Ashville, North Carolina; the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.; the American Museum of Natural History in New York; and the British Museum in London.
Earth's continents are thought to be undergoing a long cycle of colliding and separating: during the period of continental assembly continental crust collides, merges, and forms new continents; and during continental fragmentation continental crust is separated by deep rifts that become centers of new ocean basins.
www.cfmsinc.org /Newsletter/News1999/awards99/aa.htm   (20607 words)

  
 invert   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
New material is being added, specimens are re-identified by specialists, taxonomic or geographic information is upgraded, material is being used or modified during various research projects (such as histological or molecular preparations).
At present, we see a main purpose of this "publication" of the data as a tool to give potential users of our collection advance information about material available by loan or for on-site study.
The information is available ONLY for not-for-profit scientific use with the stipulation that FMNH be clearly identified as the source of the data.
fm1.fieldmuseum.org /collections/search.cgi?dest=inverts   (495 words)

  
 birds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Computerization of our collections was supported by the Field Museum and by two grants from The National Science Foundation.
The data are the property of The Field Museum and are not to be repackaged or sold in any form.
We expect users of our data to acknowledge The Field Museum in publications, and we request users send The Field Museum copies of all publications that use our specimens or data.
fm1.fieldmuseum.org /collections/search.cgi?dest=birds   (440 words)

  
 Field Museum of Natural History
Media Field Trip, Aug. 24: from W. Nile Virus to Medical Applications of Marine Biology, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County's Research Impacts The World.
Field trip: Chicago natural history museum digs for new members.
Plains spoken paleontology: the University of Kansas Natural History Museum has emerged as a leading research center.(includes related article on the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois)
www.infoplease.com /ce6/sci/A0818640.html   (359 words)

  
 National Museum of Natural History - Paleobiology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
University of Michigan Exhibit Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor, Michigan
An international publication of original studies and comprehensive reviews in the field of palaeo-environmental geology, which brings together interesting results from studies in the many different disciplines involved in palaeo-environmental investigations.
An international and interdisciplinary journal which publishes studies on all aspects of the early stages of the history and evolution of the Earth and its planetary neighbours.
www.nmnh.si.edu /paleo/links.html   (682 words)

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