In the first of a new video series, we invite you behind the scenes for a day at one of Oxford’s most famous museums to see how researchers are uncovering the stories behind millions of specimens.

Inside the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

The Museum of Natural History is one of the landmarks of Oxford, its beautiful great glass hall known to generations of visitors. This film follows the staff at the institution for a day, revealing a world of discovery behind the scenes, as researchers use everything from laser scanning and high-tech photography to dentists’ drills and paintbrushes to uncover the stories behind literally millions of animal, plant and mineral specimens.

Preview image by Leighton Pritchard via Flickr under Creative Commons licence.