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Tales from the Decant: Online Talk Series

The large flipper bones of a whale.

'Tales from the Decant' is a series of online talks programmed throughout 2021 and will feature Museum staff sharing stories about their work.

Over the last year Museum staff have been removing and storing thousands of bones, fossils, stuffed animals, dried insects and wet collections, as part of a decant project to clear the Museum building for important future refurbishments. Throughout the series, learn about their discoveries, on-going research and care of NMI-Natural History collections.

Watch Back: 'How to Dismantle a Whale?' with Keeper, Nigel Monaghan and Zoology Curator, Paolo Viscardi. 

This event was pre-recorded and uploaded to YouTube on Friday 19th March 2021. Questions were submitted in advance. 

Watch Back: 'The Weird World of Ireland's Stinging Wasps' with Entomology Curator, Dr. Aidan O'Hanlon. 

This talk took place as a closed YouTube live event on Thursday 19th August, as part of Heritage Week 2021. It is a pre-recorded talk with live Q&A. 


Watch Back: 'Getting into the Spirit of Things' with Zoology Curator, Dr. Amy Geraghty.


This talk took place as a closed YouTube live event on Friday, 24 September 2021. It is a pre-recorded talk with live Q&A.

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