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Reviewers Buzzing About Brain: The Inside Story
Monday, November 22

The New York Post made it the weekend's Hot Pick. LiveScience called it "an interactive sensory feast that both surprises and stimulates." And New York City parenting blog Mommy Poppins has labeled it "a perfect destination for…the long Holiday breaks." The Museum's new exhibition Brain: The Inside Story, which opened November 20, is already earning praise as an innovative, exhilarating journey through the 21st-century brain [...] Read More

Sign Up Now for the Museum's First-Ever Tweetup
Wednesday, December 01

Calling all tweeters! This is your chance to meet other @AMNH followers and get a rare peek at some of the scientific work that goes on behind the scenes at the Museum. On Wednesday, January 12, the Museum is hosting its first-ever Tweetup, which will be all about the brain. Seventy-five followers of @AMNH will have the opportunity to explore the exhibition Brain: The Inside Story after hours and chat with curators and scientists [...] Read More


Inside the Collections: Ichthyology

In the first of a new series of behind-the-scenes looks at the collections at the American Museum of Natural History, Melanie Stiassny, Axelrod Research Curator in the Department of Ichthyology, takes us through the Museum's vast collection of fishes. The Department of Ichthyology, one of the four departments in the Museum's Division of Vertebrate Zoology, houses a collection that comprises more than 2 million specimens from around the world, with a special focus on African, Australian, Central American, Chinese, and Malagasy fresh water fishes as well as Bahamian and Gulf of Mexican shore fishes. The department's three curators, as well as postdoctoral fellows, students and staff, regularly conduct fieldwork to add to these collections. Stiassny has carried out studies throughout the world's tropical waters to research the evolution, behavior, and conservation of fishes and has played an active role in raising public awareness of the biodiversity and conservation crisis. Her current projects include an exploration, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, of the freshwater fishes and mussels of the Congo. [...] Read More