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One of our technicians preparing a foot of the Plateosaurus with small and pneumatic tools, similar to the tools a dentist uses. (Photo: Thierry Hubin, RBINS)
22/02/2017

Meet Ben the plateosaurus and join the Plateoteam!

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Charlotte Degueldre

We need your support to help 'Ben', an authentic and almost complete plateosaurus, move into our Dinosaur Gallery. Donate and join the Plateoteam!

photo: Koninklijke Bibliotheek
19/10/2016

Reissue of the 17th Century Masterpiece That Turned Insect Studies Into Art

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Jonas Van Boxel

She was an insect studies pioneer, explorer and artist. Her work inspired Linnaes and Goethe, and was collected by Peter The Great. Publisher Lannoo pays tribute to Maria Sibylla Merian with a facsimile of Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium, her masterpiece.

Overview of the prepared bones. The skull is a cast. (photo: Thierry Hubin - RBINS)
06/10/2016

Plateosaurus update: a 3D puzzle for experts!

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Jonas Van Boxel

Our technicians are making great progress on the preparation of our very own Plateosaurus skeleton. Since the arrival the extraordinary specimen in May, one third of the bones have been prepared for display.

The Dinosaur Gallery in Street View
12/09/2016

Walk Online Through the Museum of Natural Sciences, Thanks to Google

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Charlotte Degueldre

Google together with the Museum of Natural Sciences and some of the most loved natural history institutions in the world, has launched a new online experience, allowing people to come face to face with fascinating specimens and browse through the most spectacular collection of natural his

Our Natural Selection: short animation videos tell the story of six must-see exhibits in our Museum. (Image: RBINS)
17/08/2016

'Our Natural Selection': Let Your Smartphone Guide You to Six Must-Sees in Our Museum

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Reinout Verbeke

Turn your smartphone into a video guide with the free izi.TRAVEL-app and check the 'Our Natural Selection' Tour. Animations and archive photos tell you the story of 6 of our must-see exhibits.

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