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Nikki Pugh sharing good social media practice in museums
One of the hot topics at Museumcamp was social media. What makes good social media practice and how can we measure it? Nikki talks about...
Thinktank with Robert - Leaving Thinktank @rjnet @GuideDogVance
@1061RockRadio Dewsbury & Jo's @McrMuseum Wedding
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, haben mich angeregt, über den Zusammenhang von...
Three IHBC Orkney annual school delegates play with acoustics
At Scapa Flow visitor centre and museum there is a huge oil tank, containing interesting exhibits and multimedia display. Three...
President of The University of Manchester visits The Manchester Museum
President of The University of Manchester, Dame Nancy Rothwell visits the Manchester Museum and hears about our work on the In Touch programme. http://bit.ly/voteforintouch
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Welcome to the life on Earth Gallery. I’m Joe Botting, the Assistant Curator of Natural Sciences, and I look after the geology collections. As you come into the gallery there’s an enormous case on your left – walk around the back of that and you will find the partial articulated skeleton of a hippopotamus. This is one of the most famous fossils to be found in Leeds itself and was discovered in 1852 in Armley at Mssrs. Longley brickworks. The people cutting the clay for the bricks started to find large number of pieces of bone and, after a while, they started finding very big bits of bone which, in their own words, “could not be Christian bones”. These were quickly sent to Philosophical Hall, where the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society was based, and Henry Denny came out to examine the bones and got quite excited. He spent quite a long time digging and collecting further bones and eventually recovered the remains of five hippos, one elephant and an aurochs. What you see in front of you are some of the bones which have been assembled to make a semi-complete skeleton. They’ve been stained very dark brown by a varnishing technique and you can see the original labels are still preserved in a lot of cases. The bones themselves are 125,000 years old, they’ve been dated by carbon dating. This shows us that, 125,000 years ago, Leeds was actually a lot warmer than it is now. We’re used to thinking in terms of there being an ice age in the past - and it’s true - but we’re still in the ice age. The ice age has warm and cold periods, we’re in a warm period at the moment, and this hippo lived in Leeds during the last warm period. There’s undoubtedly much more to be discovered in the sediments underneath Leeds.
Curator Joe Botting talks about Leeds's famous hippopotamus fossil.
Open Day At Withernsea Lighthouse Part 2
Michael Lloyd Immingham Museum Curator
The Three Counties Asylum...
Richard Knight from Letchworth is an amateur historian who has been collecting medicine bottles, ward curtains, padlocks, ward signs,...
The Mary Greg collection
Emma Shaw conserving Wallpaper samples at the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture
This boo was recorded at The Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, and features the voices of Felicity Ford (sound artist) and Emma...
Arlington Court Podcast Part 2
Thinktank 1. Arriving and looking round part of the garden, having a go on various musical instruments and spinny things. @majadunn @stewartdunn1
First part of a trip to the
with my parents.
Vic talks to John from the Carrot Museum
Perth Roman Project - part two
Young people from Perth and Kinross took part in a Romans' project last summer. Here in part two they talk about the experience, what...
Three Brothers Grant 12: Navigating Nightmares
Vasco Araujo research visit for Fishmarket at...
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