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June 6, 1997 – September 1, 1997
Museum: Natural History Museum
Location: 1st Floor, East Wing, Special Exhibitions Gallery
Up to 146 fossil amber specimens and 94 decorative objects bring together the worlds of science and art by exploring the various aspects of amber. Also included are a re-creation of the amber room from Catherine's Summer Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, an amber forest diorama, and a film explaining the study of fossilized DNA. This exhibition is curated by the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.