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The age of the collector: History of the Woodwardian and Sedgwick Museums

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The founding collection of fossils, minerals and rocks of the Sedgwick Museum was made by Dr John Woodward in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Join Ken McNamara, Director of the Sedgwick (and Woodwardian) Museums, as he examines how Woodward obtained his 9,400 specimens and discusses the role that Adam Sedgwick and other 19th century geologists and collectors, such as Mary Anning, played in expanding the collection to its present size of at least 1.5 million specimens.

This event forms part of Universities Week (9-15 June 2014).

Admission is by token, 1 per person, available at the Courtyard Entrance desk from 12.45 on the day of the talk.

This talk is part of the The Fitzwilliam Museum series.

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