In August 2011, Field Museum and African scientists joined forces in an expedition to Mount Gorongosa in Gorongosa National Park. Their goal was to study the diversity of birds and small mammals from this remote region and the parasites that live on these animals. The findings of this project will help to better understand this threatened ecosystem and formulate new questions regarding pathogens and their hosts. Read more about Film: Discovering Mount Gorongosa
Blogs & Videos: The Field Revealed
Explore the treasures of The Field Museum's collections with The Field Revealed video series.
The Field Museum collections are full incredible stories. In the 1930's archaeologist J. Eric Thompson collected several Maya obsidian objects from San José, Belize. Almost 80 years later, Field Museum scientists Gary Feinman (Curator of Mesoamerican Anthropology), Mark Golitko (Regenstein Postdoctoral Fellow) and Ryan Williams (Associate Curator and Chair of Anthropology), used modern techniques to analyze this Mayan objects and shed some light in the trading patterns of this civilization. Read more about Podcast: Using obsidian to understand the Maya.
In August 2011, Field Museum and African scientists joined forces in an expedition to Mount Gorongosa in Gorongosa National Park. Their goal was to study the diversity of birds and small mammals from this remote region and the parasites that live on these animals. The findings of this project will help to better understand this threatened ecosystem and formulate new questions regarding pathogens and their hosts. Read more about Video: Snapshots of Evolution - Trailer
MacArthur Curator of mammals Bruce Patterson and research associate Paul Webala (Moi University, Kenya) are working together to get a better understanding of Kenya's bat diversity. As part of their study they are recording bat calls, gathering fecal samples and collecting tissues to do genetic studies. Read more about Video: Bat calls from Kenya
Since its beginnings, the Field Museum has been devoted to the research of human cultures and the natural world, the recording of new scientific findings and the dissemination of knowledge. Inside the Museum, overlooking Stanley Field Hall, 4 maiden sculptures represent these ideas. Join Julie in this short stroll around the Museum and take a close look at these beautiful sculptures by Henry Hering. Read more about Video: The 5 Maidens
A malacologist is a person who studies clams and snails. But what drives this person to become an expert in these enigmatic and fascinating organisms? Join Dr. Rüdiger Bieler in this behind the scenes of The Field Museum's invertebrate collection and enjoy his life story to become a malacologist. Read more about Video: My life as a Malacologist
In 2011, botanists from The Field Museum, together with colleagues from all over the world and local Fijians, spent several weeks looking for Bryophytes in Fiji. Join them in their expedition and learn what this fascinating group of early land plants can tell us. Read more about Video: Botanical Exploration in Fiji
Being in front of the camera is always an experience. During the first season of The Field Revealed series, staff members from the Museum shared their stories with us and also left behind some candid and amusing moments. If you enjoyed watching the series as much as we enjoyed producing it, check out the "Out Takes" and laugh with us! Read more about Video: Out Takes 2011
When botanists from The Field Museum collect plants in the field, before archiving them in the collections, these plants need to be prepared and mounted properly. The latter is Darlene's job. Although this process is very artistic, it still follows specific parameters so scientists can study these plants in the future. Read more about Video: Plant Mounting
Everything that happens at The Field Museum is a result of team effort. Creating our first iOS app was no exception. From selecting 48 items to represent our collection of over 20 million items to creating stunning and accurate graphics and then turning the whole thing into bit and bytes. Come see how it works! Read more about Video: Specimania