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Compassionate Collection

Compassionate collection involves a reorientation in the way we (the natural history museum community) relate to the animals we study. Considering where we are as a society — in this period of simultaneous biodiversity loss and technological growth — we can see that we do not need to sacrifice rigorous research to preserve animal lives (and vice versa). Rather, when we center compassion in museum science, we open the door to a more resilient, diverse, and innovative future for natural history museums.

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What is compassionate collection in practice?

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