Our museums remain closed due to COVID-19. While LA County Public Health has entered Phase 3 of the Roadmap to Recovery, allowing for the reopening of museums on June 12, our museums are still slowly welcoming back staff and are in the process of planning for new health and safety protocols in our galleries and gardens. Therefore, we will not be reopening until later in the summer. Sign up here to be the first to know when we will safely re-open to the public and in the meantime, stay connected from home.

Aisling Farrell

Collections Manager, Rancho La Brea

As Collections Manager Ms. Farrell has co-managed all of the fossils at Rancho La Brea for over a decade. She graduated with a BSc in Zoology from the National University of Ireland, Cork and later received her MSc from Imperial College London. Her research interests focus on Natural History Museum collections, both neontological and paleontological. Her paleontology career has taken her on a journey of museums and fieldwork all over the world including; China, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Trinidad, Uruguay and the Yukon, as well as around the United States. Her current focus is on digitizing the Rancho La Brea collections and protecting this irreplaceable natural resource for future generations. She works closely with both visiting scholars and museum staff on research projects and fieldwork. She coordinates all activities related to the BREAS Project and is helping build capacity at institutions in the Global South involved with asphaltic fossil deposits.

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