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Metropolitan Museum of Art Named #1 Museum for Third Year in a Row

Travel website TripAdvisor® today announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice® awards for Museums. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity… Read More ? The post Metropolitan Museum of Art Named #1 Museum for Third Year in a Row appeared first on MuseumNext.

Pirate Treasure At HMNS…?

5 days agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

So today is National pirate day, and a lot of people have been asking me if we have any pirate-related (piratical?) objects in our collection at HMNS. One thing I can say with certainty is that a pirate in a jam would be lucky to find himself roaming through our halls. We have many deadly […]

5 Strategies for Keeping Your Exhibit on Budget

Museum exhibits can be pricey. Whether it’s a permanent installation or a travelling exhibition, myriad influences can affect the cost. Image acquisition, AV hardware, shipping,… Read More ? The post 5 Strategies for Keeping Your Exhibit on Budget appeared first on MuseumNext.

HMNS Weekly Happenings

6 days agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Lecture – The Religious Question: Texas Colonization, Mexico and Church, 1770-1836 by Brian Stauffer Religious dynamics played a part in shaping the fortunes of Texas starting in her days as the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. Mexico’s rupture with Spain in 1821 raised new questions about the place of the powerful Catholic Church in […]

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

Every year, I ask mentees to contribute blog posts as a part of their year-long mentorship with me. Tania Said, director of education, David Owsley Museum of Art Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana and I have had some great conversations. Show More Summary

Add Some Medieval Math To Your Next Science Night!

By Jayme Schlimper, HMNS Outreach Presenter With school finally back in session, it’s time to start thinking about all the ways we can make learning all the important things as painless as possible. If you’re anything like me, math is not your favorite subject. It’s confusing at times and difficult to imagine all those numbers […]

Rijksmuseum covers Schiphol Airport luggage belt with Dutch works of art

Travellers arriving at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol will get on a rolling art history lesson when picking up their suitcases thanks to a 73 meter long luggage… Read More ? The post Rijksmuseum covers Schiphol Airport luggage belt with Dutch works of art appeared first on MuseumNext.

The National Gallery predicts the future with artificial intelligence

The National Gallery, London, is working in collaboration with museum analytics firm, Dexibit, to use big data for predictive analytics. For decades, directors at the… Read More ? The post The National Gallery predicts the future with artificial intelligence appeared first on MuseumNext.

HMNS Weekly Happenings

BTS – HOP – The Reign of Mammals: Giants of the Pleistocene Because the Morian Hall of Paleontology is too large to tour in one evening, we are debuting a new series that will cover the hall section by section. Led by HMNS staff trainer, James Washington, each tour will include a hands-on fossil experience. […]

MuseumNext Europe: 2017

MuseumNext Europe 2017 took place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands over 26-28 June with many of the museums taking part in the conference Discovery Day, introducing… Read More ? The post MuseumNext Europe: 2017 appeared first on MuseumNext.

Sky Events In September 2017

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

      The Summer Triangle is overhead.  This consists of the brightest stars in Cygnus, Lyra, and Aquila.  Scorpius, the Scorpion, is in the southwest, with the ‘teapot’ of Sagittarius to his left.  Saturn is between these two constellations. From the Big Dipper’s handle, ‘arc to Arcturus’ in the west.  The Great Square of […]

In The Dark About How Bats Hunt At Night? Our Fun Echolocation Game Will Help You Figure It Out!

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

  Echolocation is a process in which sound waves and echoes are used to determine where various objects are in a given space. Bats use echolocation to navigate and find food when it is dark outside. Bats produce soundwaves out of their mouths or noses. These sound waves hit nearby objects and bounce back to […]

Play the Butterfly Life Cycle Game!

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

By Jennifer Moore, HMNS Outreach Presenter With school being out for just a tad longer, kids are looking for something to do around the house. Here’s a simple activity that requires little to no supplies that anyone can do. We’re going to act out all the stages a butterfly goes through as it grows!  Butterflies […]

Body Balance Physics!

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

With school being out for just a tad longer, kids are looking for something to do around the house. Here’s a simple activity that requires little to no supplies that anyone can do. Let’s explore a science concept – balance! As humans, we are balancing all of the time! As we walk, sit, jog, stand, […]

Luce Unplugged: Five Questions with Snakes

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Luce Unplugged brings the DMV's best bands to perform in the museum for an evening of music and merriment. We'll kick off our fall lineup with the Baltimore-based band, Snakes on September 7. Snakes is a relatively new act, but they're...Show More Summary

A Museum for Labor Day: Who Tells the Story?

Labor Day weekend here in the United States seems a good time to share my visit to the Plantation Tea Workers Museum outside Kandy, Sri Lanka, from a few weeks ago on the Old Peacock Tea Estate. I was in Sri Lanka for my work at theShow More Summary

Floating Fire Ants – STAY AWAY!

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

    In the wake of hurricane Harvey, you may have heard rumors of floating fire ant rafts in the flood waters. Well, it’s not a rumor at all. The ability to bind together and form rafts to combat flooding is one of the adaptations that make the red imported fire ant such a resilient invasive pest. […]

Hurricane Harvey Update

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

        This week the community that we are so proud to be a part of has suffered a devastating loss. In the midst of that suffering, many of you reached out to see how the museum was faring and if the collections were safe. We could not be more humbled, grateful and […]

In This Case: Artist Paul Rand

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Paul Rand, a 20th-century graphic designer and art director, was a master at combining elements of fine art and design. His hallmark style combined recognizable symbols, text, and humor to communicate clear messages in creative ways. His iconic logo designs for major firms such as IBM, UPS, NeXT Computer, and ABC transformed the way major companies created brand identity.

Who Wants S’more Ways To Make S’more Delicious S’mores?

last monthArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

  HMNS hosts all sorts of incredible events. From company Christmas parties to Weddings and kid’s birthdays; we do it all! And we have a great group of caterers on call to help “sweeten” the deal. In honor of the end of summer, some of the guys and gals from A Faire Extraordinaire have thought up […]

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