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Why are museum collections so important? Sir David Attenborough explains

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Museums like the American Museum of Natural History may, at first, seem to be sharing their entire scientific collections in the public displays of their grand halls, but when scientists need specimens for research, they go behind-the-scenes into the museum’s drawers and shelves. Sir David Attenborough sits among those collections to explain why they’re important in this 360 degree video from AMNH.

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Next: Explore more shelves at AMNH with Shelf Life, visit the whale bone warehouse, and see a titanosaur in 360° VR with Attenborough.

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