Paolo Viscardi talks about how collections of dead organisms can inform scientific research, inspire art and engage audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
From penis bones and poisons, to mummies and mammoths, Paolo will lead you on a tour of the weird yet wonderful treasures that lie hidden in museum stores, just waiting for an opportunity to be brought to life by inquiring minds.
Paolo is a curator of natural history at the Horniman Museum & Gardens. Paolo is also chair of the Natural Sciences Collections Association, an administrator for science Q&A site Ask a Biologist, a scientific consultant, blogger, writer and mermaid expert.
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