Workshops & Lectures
The Colossal Stranger. How Andy’s Diplodocus Invaded Europe, 1905–1913
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Free with museum admission
In April 1905, Pittsburgh steel magnate Andrew Carnegie
personally handed over a cast of the dinosaur Diplodocus to the British Museum (Natural History) in London. What
he could not have foreseen was the impact his “little gift” would have on other
nations. Soon several other European rulers were clamoring for their own copy of
“Dippy” to liven up the natural history museums in their capitals.
Join us for a lecture by Ilja Nieuwland, Graduate Researcher
at the VU University of Amsterdam, about our very own Diplodocus carnegii, or "Dippy," and how this dinosaur
became an international museum sensation at the beginning of the 20th century.
R.W. Moriarty Science Seminar Series
Join us for this series of scientific seminars on current research at Carnegie Museum of Natural History! Hear Carnegie scientists and invited researchers discuss their latest findings on a wide variety of science topics. Click here for the upcoming schedule.
Powdermill Nature Reserve
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