Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery

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Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery

Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery is a museum in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England.[1] The museum won the "Most Improved Audience Figures" award from Audiences Yorkshire.[2]

History[edit]

Doncaster Museum opened in 1964 to display collections of natural history, archaeology, local history, fine and decorative art.[3] The building also houses the Regimental Museum of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

Ichthyosaurus anningae[edit]

The holotype of the extinct species Ichthyosaurus anningae was identified in the museum's collection in 2008 and formally named in 2015.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery". Doncaster Council. 
  2. ^ "Audiences Yorkshire recognises the region's trailblazers". creativeportal.org. 
  3. ^ "places to visit in Doncaster". visitdoncaster.co.uk. 
  4. ^ Lomax, Dean R.; Judy A. Massare (2015). "A new species ofIchthyosaurusfrom the Lower Jurassic of West Dorset, England, U.K.". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology: e903260. doi:10.1080/02724634.2014.903260. ISSN 0272-4634. 
  5. ^ Gill, Victoria (19 February 2015). "BBC News - Forgotten fossil found to be new species of ichthyosaur". BBC Online. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 

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Coordinates: 53°31′15″N 1°07′39″W / 53.5207°N 1.12740°W / 53.5207; -1.12740