Dr Kris Helgen- A world of curious beasts – new mammal discoveries in the far flung corners of the planet
Tuesday 1 November, 6pm – 7pm (the Museum will open to guests at 5:30pm, with a complimentary glass of wine available prior to the talk)
In his roles as a research zoologist in the Division of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution and as a National Geographic Society Emerging Explorer, Dr Kris Helgen discovers new species of mammals.
To coincide with the Museum’s Curious Beasts exhibition, Kris will share tales from his extensive research and field work which plunges him into the wild on almost every continent. Yet about three times as many new finds are made within the walls of museums. Kris explains that "collections have built up over centuries and everyday working with them brings surprises.”
Join us for a fascinating evening of discovery and exploration with a personal account from this very special international visitor.
Admission to the Curious Beasts exhibition can be purchased on the night (admission is free for Museum Members) and the exhibition will be open from 5:30pm until 8pm.