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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Natural History Museum

This month
March 2023
Dublin's Dead Zoo to close again with plans for a satellite exhibit in Collins Barracks
A report by
Eimer McAuley
The Dead Zoo will live on during the coming closure through a “satellite exhibit” at Collins Barracks.
The National Museum of Ireland reopened eight months ago after after two years of closure.
The Journal understands that some visitors have recently been told that the next closure could be as long as five years.
There are plans to ensure that the Dead Zoo will live on throughout the next closure with a satellite exhibition at Collins Barracks.
All time
# University of Bath
Dinosaurs were not in decline when asteroid hit, study suggests
The researchers of the latest study say it is difficult to assess the diversity of dinosaurs due to gaps in the fossil record.
# Good eyes
Spiders, sharks and science: The best pictures from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards
The photos come from the almost 50,000 entries to the Natural History Museum’s competition.
# New Discovery
Newly discovered beetle named after climate activist Greta Thunberg
The insect measures less than 1mm and has remained unnamed after first being discovered in Nairobi in the 1960s.
# anteater
Photographer disqualified from contest as winning image features 'stuffed' animal
The photo allegedly features a taxidermy specimen.
# dead zoo
Why two floors of Dublin's 'stately home of death' are still closed to the public
A large portion of the collection is off limits.
# blaschka
The Dead Zoo has a massive collection of tiny glass models - but the public can't see them
It’s the largest collection outside of the United States.
# South Kensington
Man who was arrested after pedestrians were hit by a car in London has been released by police
Police said they “fully appreciate the concern and alarm this incident caused”.
# London
A museum is battling moths by turning them gay
The cloth-eating insects pose a threat to exhibits.
# dino drama
Couple caught on camera stealing a model dinosaur from a museum
Why, people? Why?
# old feet
Earliest human footprints in Europe found on British beach
The footprints, belonging to both adults and children, are about 800,000 years old.
# rhino robbery
Stolen rhino horns were removed from exhibition 'due to risk of theft'
The horns were stolen from the archives in Dublin on Wednesday night by three masked men.
# Merrion Square
9 things you (probably) didn't know about... Merrion Square
A new month-long festival aims to celebrate this historical part of the capital – but we’ve found out some things you may not have known about Merrion Square.
# Tourism
Irish museums and galleries boast 3 million visitors in 2010
Over 3.5 million people attended exhibits and events in Ireland’s cultural institutions – up by 7 per cent on 2009.