• Susan Elaine Jones

Getting wet at OUMNH


Black Bear (Ursus americanus) brain in a jar. Courtesy of Oxford University Museum of Natural History

After many hours scouring the databases and determining what was special about this museum's stores, I spent a wonderful morning surrounded by the stores of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History's wet specimens collection.

Oxford University Museum of Natural History wet specimen stores

I specifically went in to photograph brains, of which they have a very nice selection, and some, like this bear, have been labeled to help amateurs like me find all the bits.

(All images can be displayed due to the Courtesy of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. And they were very courteous. Lovely in fact!)

But there were MANY things in the stores, it was hard not to get distracted.

Rattus Norvegicus - Rat - dissected. Courtesy of Oxford University Museum of Natural History

There were so many beautiful things that I think I will have to make a portfolio out of them. For instance, this little rat, just chilling in a corner. How could I not share this little fellow?

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