Want to sponsor an object at the Museum?
These VIP events are exclusively for Fellows members. To attend these one-of-a-kind receptions, lectures, trips, dinners, and more, please call the Fellows office at 213.763.3253 to upgrade today and for more information on all the select Fellows events. Benefit level varies with each event.
Join us for a delicious catered lunch, an update with the President and Director, and a presentation with Dr. Chris Thacker, Curator of Ichthyology at NHM and host of The Curiosity Show. For the $3,500 Alliance Circle level and above. Call 213-763-3253 to upgrade today.
You are welcomed into the home of one of our supporters to see their exquisite garden, which entices a variety of wildlife, including many species of birds. Learn about the avifauna that call Southern California their home from Collections Manager of Ornithology, Kimball Garrett. For the $3,500 Alliance Circle level and above.
Visit a beautiful home in Pasadena for a lively afternoon cocktail reception. You will be joined by presenter and Museum Conservator Tania Collas, who will tell tales of conserving priceless artifacts at NHM while revealing best practices to preserve and protect your own collections. For the $3,500 Alliance Circle level and above.
Enjoy a festive cocktail reception as reknowned author (and Fellows member) Ursula K. Heise presents her newly released book, Imagining Extinction: The Cultural Meanings of Endangered Species. Learn about the cultural impacts of extinctions and conservation from one of the foremost science writers on the subject. A book signing will follow the lecture.
Ursula K. Heise is a Professor of English at UCLA and a faculty member of UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES). She is a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow and was President of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) in 2011. Her research and teaching focus on contemporary environmental culture, literature and art in the Americas, Western Europe and Japan; theories of globalization; literature and science; and the digital humanities. Her books include Chronoschisms: Time, Narrative, and Postmodernism (Cambridge University Press, 1997), Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global (Oxford University Press, 2008), and Nach der Natur: Das Artensterben und die moderne Kultur [After Nature: Species Extinction and Modern Culture] (Suhrkamp, 2010).
Private, behind-the-scenes collections tours are available to Fellows level members from 10 am- 4 pm, Monday-Friday. Please allow two weeks advance notice to book tours. Call the Fellows office at 213.763.3253 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to start booking today. Visit the Research and Collections page to see available departments.