Press releases 2014

November
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07. November 2014

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM VIENNA LAUNCHES NEW VISITOR ATTRACTION TO CELEBRATE ITS 125TH ANNIVERSAR

MAMMOTHS. ICE MUMMIES FROM SIBERIA (19.11.2014 until 02.03.2015)

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August
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26. August 2014

The Natural History Museum Vienna presents Austrian artist Ferdinand Bauer

Display of drawings of Australian flora and fauna by one of the great botanical artists.> more
July
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29. July 2014

200th Anniversary of the return of Austrian botanical artist Ferdinand Bauer

200th Anniversary of the return of Austrian botanical artist Ferdinand Bauer to Vienna.
Commemoration and Presentation of sketches by Ferdinand Bauer at Natural History Museum Vienna at 3:00 pm on 26 August 2014.

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May
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21. May 2014

Fossil discovery in the Alps: Insights on ancient deep-sea creatures

The largest yet least studied ecosystem on Earth – the deep sea – has fascinated mankind for ages. There is an ongoing controversy whether deep-sea organisms are ‘living fossils’ or, in contrast, descended from their shallow-water ancestors in geologically recent times. Because fossils of deep-sea organisms become increasingly rare with increasing geological age, the debate remains unsettled.> more
March
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18. March 2014

Kuratite: A new mineral named after a former scientist at the Natural History Museum (NHM), Vienna

In February 2014 the commission on “New Minerals” of the International Mineralogical Association (IMA) officially announced the acceptance of the new mineral kuratite. The name of the new mineral species was given in honor of Gero Kurat (1938- 2009), a world-renowned meteorite researcher and long-term head (from 1968 to 2003!) of the Mineralogical- Petrographical Department of the Natural History Museum in Vienna, Austria.> more
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07. March 2014

Experiment Life – the Gabonionta

A world premiere – the Natural History Museum in Vienna is the first to show the oldest fossils of macroscopic multicellular life - 12th of March until 30th of June 2014> more
February
28. February 2014

Save-the-Date: Experiment Life – the Gabonionta

A world premiere – the Natural History Museum in Vienna is the first to show the oldest fossils of macroscopic multicellular life - 12th of March until 30th of June 2014

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