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Lecture with Neil Duncan, Collections Manager, Mammalogy, AMNH

Thursday, May 15, 2014

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

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Many of artist Ruth Marshall’s textile works are the outcome of her research on pelts in the American Museum of Natural History’s collection. AMNH’s Collections Manager of Mammalogy Neil Duncan will discuss his work in the natural sciences, as well as the collection and care of the museum’s holdings in an illustrated presentation at the Arsenal Gallery, home to the Museum from 1869 to 1877.

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Neil Duncan graduated from the University of Vermont in 1992 with a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology and an MS in Urban Ecology from Hofstra University. After receiving his degree, Duncan worked for a myriad of local, state and government agencies conducting research, surveys or technical field work in the natural sciences.  He has grown clams on the Great South Bay,  tracked mustelids in the Pacific Northwest and surveyed endangered shorebirds across Long Island.  In 1999 Duncan began working in the Mammlogy Department at the American Museum of Natural History as a Scientific Assistant.   As Laboratory Supervisor, he ran the Vertebrate Zoology division’s Osteological Prep Lab.  Today as Collection Manager of Mammalogy, Duncan oversees the day to day operations of the department’s approximate 180,000 specimens.

In conjunction with an exhibition Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals by Ruth Marshall In the Arsenal Gallery through June 20, 2014


Arsenal in Central Park
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