Sunday, August 18, 2019
You are here: Isle of Man > Isle of Man News
Isle of Man News
General News
‘A matter of life and death’: The Manx Museum and Natural History 23 November 2006

Kate Hawkins, Manx National Heritage Curator for Natural History will continue Manx National Heritage’s successful winter lecture programme with a lecture on natural history in our modern world, which will take place at the Manx Museum lecture theatre on 8th December at 7.30pm.

The lecture will be of interest to natural historians and the general public alike, and will explore the role of natural history in the modern museum and how changing attitudes towards specimens have shaped our relationship with the natural world.

Visitors exploring Manx National Heritage’s Natural History Kate will also cover some personal reminiscences of a career in museums, including a behind the scenes look at the making of the new Natural History Gallery at the Manx Museum, which opened in July 2005.

Kate Hawkins, Curator of Natural History for Manx National Heritage said:

“This is an opportunity to give people an insight into some of the work we do in museums: what we collect and why, how attitudes towards natural history in museums have changed, and what relevance natural history collections have in the modern world. There will also be a look at how the new natural history gallery at the Manx Museum was developed.”

This lecture coincides with the Manx Museum hosting the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2005 Exhibition, the world’s most respected forum for wildlife photographic art. The exhibition formed by the Natural History Museum in conjunction with BBC Wildlife Magazine, offers the audience a vivid and often startling window on the natural world, which says as much about how individual photographers see their subjects as it does about the subjects themselves.

The lecture will start at 7.30pm and will be held at the Manx Museum Lecture Theatre. Doors open at 7pm and admission is free of charge.

The Manx Museum is open all year from 10am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday, with the exceptions of Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day and is part of the award-winning Story of Mann.

More stories >>>  

Related News Articles
Douglas event to launch second round of community meetings 12 April 2013
THE Council of Ministers will continue its programme of engagement with the public later this month when the next community meeting takes place at the Manx Museum Lecture Theatre. [More]
Illiam Dhone: Patriot or Traitor? 28 March 2013
The most controversial legal case and the most public violent death in recorded Manx history was that of Illiam Dhone. [More]
Cancelled: J M Nicholson Exhibition Official Opening 22 March 2013
The official opening of the J M Nicholson exhibition due to take place this evening (Friday 22 March) at 5. [More]
Close of MNH Attractions - Weather Update 22 March 2013
The House of Manannan, The Sound and Niarbyl are closed today due to inclement weather and road conditions. [More]
Winner of Replica Lewis Chess Set 1 March 2013
The arrival of the Lewis Chessmen has proven to be a popular attraction for visitors to the Manx Museum and for one lucky visitor in particular thanks to Lloyds TSB. [More]

Other Guides by Maxima Systems Ltd: Disney World