For more than a century Field Museum scientists have excelled in discovering species and studying cultures. Today the Museum deploys this expertise—and the powerhouse of information in our collection of 24 million specimens—to conserve diversity for the future.
Since the founding of the Museum, the division of Collections and Research (C&R)—has been an international leader in evolutionary biology, paleontology, archaeology, and ethnography. C&R scientists contribute to conservation efforts around the globe.
Environment, Culture, and Conservation (ECCo)—is The Field’s unit founded in 1995 specifically to translate museum science into lasting results for conservation and cultural understanding. ECCo works primarily in the Andes-Amazon and the Chicago region.