Museum of Life Sciences

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Museum of Life Sciences
Established 2009
Location London, United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°30′10″N 0°05′23″W / 51.502800°N 0.089629°W / 51.502800; -0.089629
Type Natural history museum, University museum
Curator Gillian Sales
Website Museum of Life Sciences home page

The Museum of Life Sciences is a life science and natural history museum that is part of King's College London in London, England. It is housed on the Guy's Campus, adjacent to the Gordon Museum of Pathology in the Hodgkin Building. It was founded in 2009 and is the first new museum in King's College for over 100 years.[1] It exists to explain the diversity of animal and plant life in the context of the biological and health sciences. The current curator is Dr Gillian Sales.[2]

The Museum contains historic biological and pharmaceutical collections from the constituent colleges (Queen Elizabeth College, Chelsea College and Institute of Psychiatry) that make up the modern King's College London.[1] The specimens of the Museum date from 1800s to the present, and are arranged into distinct collections: Zoological, Botanical, Pharmaceutical, Microscope Slide and Craniofacial Skeletal collections.[3] These include skeletons, fluid-preserved material, taxidermy, dried items, fossils, microscope and a herbarium of plant material.

References

  1. ^ a b "About the Museum of Life Sciences". Health Faculties, King's College London. Retrieved 23 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Contact". Health Faculties, King's College London. Retrieved 23 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "The Collections". Health Faculties, King's College London. Retrieved 23 October 2015. 

External links

  • Museum of Life Sciences home page on King's College London website
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