Explore the wonders of history, science, and nature and the behind-the-scenes work that goes into caring for them in this exciting new guide.
Produced in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, Behind the Scenes at the Museum is a children's book that showcases a huge range of museum objects from all around the world, from dinosaur fossils to automobiles to Space Shuttles.
Discover how and why ancient Egyptian sarcophagi were created and investigate what happened to extinct species such as the dodo and Archaeopteryx. Examine artifacts that museums do not display for the general public, such as animal specimens preserved in fluid, priceless gems and jewelry, and fragile documents and fabrics that must be kept in controlled conditions.
Through the stories of museum curators, archaeologists, historians, and other experts, learn fascinating details about how all of these artifacts are found, restored, prepared, and exhibited in this eye-opening guide to everything about museums.