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Field Museum of Natural History (Zoology) Invertebrate Collection

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Established in 1938, the Division of Invertebrates is in charge of all invertebrate groups except insects and other non-marine arthropods. The first curator of this Division was Fritz Haas, formerly of the Senckenberg Museum in Frankfurt, Germany. Haas (1938 - 1969) and his successor Alan Solem (1957 - 1990) built massive mollusk collections, particularly strong in unionid bivalves and terrestrial snails, reflecting their respective research interests. Current curators Rüdiger Bieler (1990 -) and Janet Voight (1990 -) focus their research and collection-building on marine molluscan groups. The varied curatorial research interests, the collecting efforts of past and present collections managers (e.g., John Slapcinsky and Jochen Gerber), and acquisitions of private collections and "orphan collections"

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Janeen Jones
Assistant Collections Manager
Field Museum of Natural History
1400 S Lake Shore Drive 60605 Chicago IL United States
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Sharon Grant
Technology Liaison to Science
Field Museum of Natural History
1400 S Lake Shore Drive 60605 Chicago IL United States 3126657203

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Jul 11, 2012

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