July 2018


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National Museum of Nature and Science Hosts Special Exhibition on Insects

This summer the National Museum of Nature and Science in Ueno, Tokyo is hosting a grand special exhibition on the theme of insects.

On Friday, July 13th, 2018, a special exhibition, Insects, debuts at the National Museum of Nature and Science. Along with the Museum’s unique collection of insect specimens, this multifaceted exhibition will include computer graphics, interactive exhibits and more, to showcase the surprising and fascinating world of insects.

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This exhibition boasts tens of thousands of specimens, including a holotype specimen (the original specimen from which the description of a new species is made) of the world’s largest beetle, Cheirotonus jambar. Ancient insects enclosed in amber, Insects that shimmer brilliantly like jewels, and insects whose curious forms defy imagination. The wide variety of creative exhibiting techniques makes this a unique exhibition you shouldn’t miss. Using special technology for video recording of insect specimens, the Museum will introduce a 3D insect display. Another fascinating display is an insect model that stretches 2m long, making anatomical structures easy to identify.

The Special exhibition also includes exhibits focused on insect collecting. Learn the answers to questions such as: What collecting methods are there? What points do you pay attention to when collecting insects? How does field collection lead to research? Each exhibit includes a nugget of “insect trivia” that will make you gasp in surprise. Join us on our journey into the amazing and unknown world of insects.

National Museum of Nature and Science Hosts Special Exhibition on Insects

Period July 13th (Fri.) – October 8th (Mon.), 2018
Place National Museum of Nature and Science

*Please see the following website for further details:

■National Museum of Nature and Science Hosts Special Exhibition on Insects website

http://www.konchuten.jp/ (in Japanese only)

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