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Hey, Texas! Get outside and visit your wild neighbors.

7 hours agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Texans! Want to see exotic birds? Look out the window! Want to see 250,000 bats? Just go outside tonight and look up! As a wildlife teacher and outreach presenter for the museum, I’ve had a chance to talk with future generations … Continue reading ?

Re-Engaging Your Community

Today's post is from another of my mentees this year, Shakia Gullette. Here, she shares her experiences in the work of rebuilding her museum's community connections. Over the last two years, my museum, the Banneker- Douglass Museum,Show More Summary

Geology Rocks! How I got involved with Occidental Petroleum

by Tania Campbell I’ve worked as a production geologist for 11 years for Occidental Petroleum, and while that is a long run with one company in the energy industry, it has gone by fast. I remember being introduced to rocks in … Continue reading ?

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: The Stars of Summer are Here

This is the last month to observe the two brightest planets in the western evening sky. On June 30, Venus overtook Jupiter. This month, watch Venus shift to the left of Jupiter each evening at dusk. Meanwhile, both planets appear … Continue reading ?

In this Case: Ceramicist Howard Kottler

2 days agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

In Case 53B of the Luce Foundation Center sit four plates that first attracted my attention when I was a graduate student a few years ago. I was drawn to these by the figure of a boy, who looked very much like a famous painting, yet strangely manipulated. Show More Summary

The Pedagogy of a Text Message: Opening Prompt

What is the pedagogy of a text message conversation?  Can you actually have a pedagogy of texting? If so, what does it look like? How...

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 6/29-7/5

2 days agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Bust out your planners, calendars, and PDAs (if you are throwback like that), it’s time to mark your calendars for the HMNS events of this week! Lecture – Climate And The Demise Of Maya Civilization By Andre DroxlerMonday, June 296:30 … Continue reading ?

Is Your Museum Selling Out? Try this Game about Revenue and Ethics

3 days agoArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

A few weeks ago, debates in England got me thinking about the relative ethics of sources of museum revenue. The London Science Museum and the Tate were both under fire for taking sponsorship money from BP (which, at least at the Science Museum, came with some content strings attached). Show More Summary

Kuniyoshi as Organizer

3 days agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

This is the third and final blog post by the Archives of American Art's Mary Savig and Jason Stieber focused on the life of the artist Yasuo Kuniyoshi. The exhibition Artist Teacher Organizer: Yasuo Kuniyoshi in the Archives of American Art is on view in the Lawrence A. Show More Summary

Sam Lam: Legacy Camper

5 days agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Once in a while, the Houston Museum of Natural Science Xplorations program gives children so much enthusiasm about science that they never really leave the museum. Sam Lam discovered the museum as a child with the Xplorations program, and has since … Continue reading ?

News from the trenches: Diggers make significant discoveries at Sanxingdui

6 days agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Archaeology is a profession that requires patience, persistence, and luck. In fact, a great deal of luck seems to be a prerequisite to make a great discovery; some of these involve kids and dogs. We are fortunate to know about … Continue reading ?

Because Work is Ruff: Take Your Dog to Work Day at the Museum

by Victoria Smith, HMNS Executive Assistant   Here at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, we love all animals, not just extinct ones. When we heard it was Take Your Dog to Work Day, we thought that sounded like fun. … Continue reading ?

Discover the impact of meteors with Dr. Kring on Asteroid Day

On Feb. 15, 2013, with no warning, an asteroid 20 meters in diameter and weighing more than the Eiffel Tower plunged into the Earth’s atmosphere over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk at speeds in excess of 19 kilometers per second. … Continue reading ?

Do You Wave at Your Visitors? Island Lessons

I'm spending this week vacationing on Vinalhaven, an island in Maine. It's a place where we spent summer vacations more than a decade ago, but our return has reminded me of a local habit that is one perhaps we all should adapt at the museums we work in. Show More Summary

Hungry for Summer Recipes? Try some bugs!

Why not put something super nutritious, sustainable, and oh-so-tasty on your grilling skewer this summer? Oh, did I mention it’s a little leggy? We are talking about cooking delicious insects! Since my last blog concerning entomophagy a couple of years … Continue reading ?

ASKing About Art with Museum 2.0

Sara and I couldn’t be happier to have ASK featured on Museum 2.0, so instead of blogging our own progress this week we’ll point you...

ASKing about Art at the Brooklyn Museum: Interview with Shelley Bernstein and Sara Devine

last weekArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

I’ve always been inspired by the creative ways the Brooklyn Museum uses technology to connect visitors to museum content. Now, the Brooklyn Museum is doing a major overhaul of their visitor experience--from lobby to galleries to mobile...Show More Summary

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