CARTA’s Museum of Primatology Receives Major Gift

Jan 31, 2012

This month, long-time CARTA supporter, Annette C. Merle-Smith, turned her generosity towards the Museum of Primatology (MOP). Her generous gift ensures the complete digitization of all chimpanzee and human skeletons in the MOP collection. The ultimate goal is to provide an online comparison of these data to CARTA members, research scientists, students, and to the public at large. The dissemination of knowledge related to the study of human origins is at the core of CARTA’s mission. Mrs. Merle-Smith’s gift will help further this mission as MOP’s unique collections become valuable resources for current and future anthropogenists, as well as for the interested public.