Special Lecture
Kirk Johnson, Sant Director of the National Museum of Natural History
Kirk Johnson. Credit: National Museum of Natural History
National Museum of Natural History, vintage paper card
National Museum of Natural History, vintage paper card

Polar Crocodiles, Pickled Gorillas and the Future of Natural History Museums

Kirk Johnson

Sant Director of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

 

Tuesday, March 24 at 4:30 pm

OC Marsh Lecture Hall

Yale Science Building, 260 Whitney Avenue

 

Big urban natural history museums became popular before the invention of cars and planes, yet remain stubbornly relevant in our digital age. Kirk Johnson, the director of the Smithsonian’s largest museum, will tell us why he thinks natural history museums will provide solutions to 21st-century challenges.

 

Presented by the Yale Peabody Museum and the Yale-Smithsonian Partnership