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The Professor Who Helped Raise SGD$46m to Establish the New Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

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Man of Science and Dreams – ST article 21st March 2014

PUSHING 70, Professor Leo Tan has seen most of his dreams come true. Some were his own, others were thrust upon him. He wanted to be the first Singaporean to graduate with a marine biology PhD from Singapore. And he did, against … Continue reading

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Over 500,000 specimens are being prepared for the BIG move! – zbNOW 5 March 2014

Currently under construction, The Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) is slated to open at the end of the year. Its collection includes the 500,000+ specimens that are currently housed in the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research (RMBR). This collection … Continue reading

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Commemorative Statue of Alfred Russel Wallace

Alfred Wallace, co-discoverer of the modern theory of evolution and explorer extraordinaire has a strong connection with Singapore. While working in Singapore in the mid-1800s, he made numerous collections of animals from the island as well as recorded many interesting … Continue reading

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“Nomenclature chaos averted” by NUS with the support of the RMBR

The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature is the international body responsible for the effective use and implementation of scientific names for animals. The Commission publishes the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature which dictates how animals are to be named and … Continue reading

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The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN) and the Biodiversity Informatics Infrastructure: 14 November 2013, 7:00pm–8:00pm

The Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research and the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature is proud to present the free public talk: The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN) and the Biodiversity Informatics Infrastructure Date: 14 November 2013                                                                                                           Time: 7:00pm–8:00pm                                                                                                Venue: … Continue reading

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Making the Past Present

The museum was recently featured in ALUMNUS, the almuni magazine of the National University of Singapore. Your support will go a long way in curating and maintaining our exhibits and specimens! Thank you for your support!.

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