The David Rockefeller Beetle Collection


Monday, November 6, 2017, 6:00pm to 8:00pm


Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

Speaker: 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

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 Farrell will discuss the development of the collection and its significance to understanding Earth’s biodiversity.

Free parking is available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage.

Presented in collaboration with the Harvard Museum of Natural History.


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