About the Author
is acting Director-General of the "new" Naturalis (formerly the Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie), which has been hailed as the vanguard of natural history museum design. Vanda Vitali
has served as Vice President of Public Programs and Director of Content Development at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. She is now the Director of the Auckland Museum in New Zealand. Peter Gale
,with some 30 years of museum experience, has carefully edited and augmented the text to make it accessible and comprehensible to all readers.