Collector's Choice: Seashells of Nathan L. Halpern (Exhibition)

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1985 June 18 - 1985 August

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Exhibition. Opened in June 18, 1985 and closed August 1985. Located in Section 9, Floor 1 in the Hall of Mollusks and Mankind at the American Museum of Natural History. "Collector's Choice: Seashells of Nathan L. Halpern" was an exhibition presenting a total of 236 shells, including some of the world's most outstanding cowries.

Summary

"Collector's Choice: Seashells of Nathan L. Halpern" was an exhibition presenting a total of 236 shells, including some of the world's most outstanding cowries. Two gem-quality cowries, a Great Spotted and a Langford's, were highlighted. They were among 57 cowrie shells selected for this exhibit from the thousands in the Museum's collection that were donated by Mr. Halpern, a supporter of the Museum and an avid New York City shell collector. Mr. Halpern's donations and financial support strengthened the mollusk research program of the Museum's Department of Invertebrates. The shells were on view at the entrance to the Hall of Mollusks and Mankind on the first floor of the American Museum of Natural History from June 18 through August,1985.

Individuals and institutions involved in the creation of the exhibition: Nathan Halpern; AMNH Department of Invertebrates.

Sources

    American Museum of Natural History Press Release, May 28, 1985. Departmental Records, 101; American Museum of Natural History Library Archives.

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American Museum of Natural History. Hall of Mollusks and Mankind.
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Written by: Roxanne Edwards
Last modified: 2018 December 17


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