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To expand athletic facilities, ULM will destroy its natural history collection if new home not found by July

The University of Louisiana at Monroe clearly defined its priorities this week when it ordered the curators of its natural history collection to find a new home for their 6.5 million … Continue Reading To expand athletic facilities, ULM will destroy its natural history collection if new home not found by July

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Zoosphere and Museum für Naturkunde Berlin make high resolution insect specimen images freely available.

 Biologist Alexander Kroupa and a team of 14 colleagues are working with the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin on a huge undertaking: make high resolution images of the museum’s insect collection of freely available … Continue Reading Zoosphere and Museum für Naturkunde Berlin make high resolution insect specimen images freely available.

Guido Mocafico’s Blaschka glass biological model photographs

Generations before 3D printing was available to museums and institutions of higher learning, father and son glass-makers Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka were working tirelessly to produce thousands of glass models of invertebrate … Continue Reading Guido Mocafico’s Blaschka glass biological model photographs

Chip Clark’s Iconic National Museum of Natural History Photos Resurface

Chip Clark  joined the team at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History (SI NMNH) in 1973 as a staff photographer. In addition to capturing high speed images of flying … Continue Reading Chip Clark’s Iconic National Museum of Natural History Photos Resurface

The Lost Jenks Museum of Natural History Makes a Brief Return to Brown University

In 1945, Brown University threw away a natural history museum…literally.  92 truckloads of artifacts and specimens were transported to a University dump on the banks of the Seekonk River and discarded; … Continue Reading The Lost Jenks Museum of Natural History Makes a Brief Return to Brown University

Hendrick van Anthonissen’s Hidden Whale

Something about the painting was peculiar…not necessarily ‘wrong’, but certainly peculiar.  At face value, Scheveningen Sands by Hendrick van Anthonissen (1641) appeared to be just another fine Dutch Golden Age landscape, … Continue Reading Hendrick van Anthonissen’s Hidden Whale

Watch ‘Scotty the T-Rex’ take shape at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

I love how Te Papa has been using Youtube to bring viewers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their natural history work.  For instance, on September 16th they broadcast an examination of a Collossal … Continue Reading Watch ‘Scotty the T-Rex’ take shape at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

The Magnificent Museu Blau

If you have the opportunity to visit Barcelona, I strongly encourage you to set aside a little time and visit the magnificent Museu Blau in the Forum Building.  Once you pass … Continue Reading The Magnificent Museu Blau

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