The David Rockefeller Beetle Collection

Date: 

Monday, November 6, 2017, 6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

"The David Rockefeller Beetle Collection"

Free Public Lecture

Brian D. Farrell, Curator in Entomology, Museum of Comparative Zoology; Professor of Biology, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology; Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University

 

Introduction by Harvard Professor Emeritus Edward O. Wilson

 

At the heart of every great collection, be it art, books, or specimens, lies the soul of a passionate collector. David Rockefeller had a passion for beetles and collected more than 150,000 specimens, beginning as a seven-year-old naturalist and continuing throughout his life. This fall, his collection arrives at Harvard, where it will be housed at the Museum of Comparative Zoology. Brian D. Farrell will discuss the development of this collection and its significance in understanding the Earth’s biodiversity.

 

Free parking is available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage.

 

Presented in collaboration with the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University