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Nina Simon to keynote London Conference

We’re delighted to announce that Nina Simon will be delivering the opening keynote for MuseumNext London 2018. Nina Simon has been described as a “museum… Read More ? The post Nina Simon to keynote London Conference appeared first on MuseumNext.

HMNS Weekly Happenings

4 days agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Wiess Energy Hall     Reopens November 20! Dubbed Wiess Energy Hall 3.0, the third iteration of this popular hall will enlarge from its previous 8,500 square feet to an expansive 30,000 square feet—almost the size of a football field. Joining the completely redesigned “classic” displays will be a bonanza of entirely new exhibits, making the […]

A Sneek-Peek At Wiess 3.0, Our Epic New Energy Hall!

4 days agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Simmons & Company International, Energy Specialists of Piper Jaffray, proudly support the jaw dropping renovation of Wiess Energy Hall. Those of us working in the energy industry know how vast, exciting and critical it is. But energy can be hard to visualize sometimes. Since you don’t go to the store and buy it, consumers rarely […]

Reimagining Museums with Latin America Leading the Way

4 days agoArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

Earlier this month, I went to a conference that renewed my faith in conferences. I first sensed the difference at the front door. There wasn't one. Instead, I walked into a lush garden in the middle of the city. Courageous speakers from dozens of countries described bold, participatory projects. Show More Summary

HMNS Weekly Happenings

Lecture – Texas Genealogy – Tracing Your Texas Roots by Lynna Kay Shuffield Whether your Texas lineage goes back to an Austin colonist or an even earlier pioneer, or you are just interested in colorful Texas history, join genealogy researcher Lynna Kay Shuffield for an entertaining look at Texas genealogy. Shuffield will review tips to […]

Houston grown: The Science of Sustainability

          Native plants aren’t unfamiliar to Texans. We love springtime because our wildflowers come out in full force, and we can’t wait to take those bluebonnet photos with our loved ones. These wildflowers and other native plants do a lot more than provide a gorgeous backdrop. As you walk around Houston, […]

Stranger Things Dino Hoodie scoops museum $3 million

The Science Museum of Minnesota launched an official retro hoodie based on the Cult Netflix show Stranger Things to big demand — so big, in fact,… Read More ? The post Stranger Things Dino Hoodie scoops museum $3 million appeared first on MuseumNext.

Objective Lessons: Self-Care for Museum Workers

Museum work is wonderful and exhausting. This creativity book helps you maintain your sanity at home and at work.  Seema Rao’s new book offers advice… Read More ? The post Objective Lessons: Self-Care for Museum Workers appeared first on MuseumNext.

Sky Happenings In November 2017

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

  The Summer Triangle now shifts towards the west as the Great Square of Pegasus appears higher, approaching the zenith.  As the autumn ‘intermission’ in between the bright stars of summer and winter continues, Houstonians with a clear southern horizon can try to find a star that few Americans get to see.  Due south and […]

MuseumNext Europe – London tickets on sale now

Super early bird tickets are on sale now for MuseumNext Europe 2018 taking place in London between 18-20 June. The event will begin with a… Read More ? The post MuseumNext Europe – London tickets on sale now appeared first on MuseumNext.

HMNS Weekly Happeinings

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Lecture – Rewriting Modern Human Origins: Insights from New Discovery in Morocco by Shara Bailey Newly discovered Homo sapiens fossils in Jebel Irhoud, Morocco, push back the origins of our species by 100,000 years. The fossils show that by about 300,000 years ago, important changes in our biology and behavior had taken place across most […]

Traditions Mashup: Mexico City

I've just returned from last week in Mexico City, participating in the CAMOC conference. CAMOC is the ICOM committee devoted to city museums, so fittingly we were in an incredible city at an incredible time of year. The city's Day of the Dead celebrations were a mashup of old, new, borrowed, silly, and deeply meaningful. Show More Summary

Composting: What, Why, Where And How?

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

  Intro:                 Decomposition can have a bad reputation. We usually think of something smelly and rotting away, but decomposition is essential for the soil. It breaks down old plant matter to return nutrients to plant, trees, and shrubs. Composting is one way that you can help increase the natural decomposition happening below our feet, […]

Identifying Vampires: A Grave Matter

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

  Warning: Hyperlinks may lead to images that are offensive to some people. May not be safe for work. Vampires have been known by many names throughout history. Whether feeding on blood, the biological life-force, or physic energy, the life-force of the soul, they have both frightened and fascinated us for millennia. One can find variations on the […]

The Spooky Side of Baseball

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

The Houston Astros are in the World Series again for just the second time in their history and right on time for Halloween. Two years ago, I dressed as the Astros Train Guy for Halloween, and this year was planning to dress as Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel, known for his high contact rate at […]

Post Mortem Photography in the Victorian Era – As Still as the Dead

4 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

  I’ve always been fascinated with photography and how it allows you to capture a moment in time, preserving it “forever”. The earliest photographic process widely available to the public was called the daguerreotype. It first became available, commercially, in 1839. However, the process was expensive, as it involved printing the detailed images on a […]

Four Classic Costumes You Can Wear After Halloween

4 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

  Halloween – the holiday to get creative with your look, the opportunity to go all out for one day. But what if you can invest in pieces that can be worn after Halloween? Below are four classic looks that are effortless and, by kicking it up a fashionable notch, don’t seem at all basic. […]

Forget About Fashion, Let’s See What Vegetables Are In Season Right Now!

4 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

It is getting closer to Halloween and I’m sure you’ve noticed a plethora of pumpkins, squashes and other gourds appearing on doorsteps and in other Halloween decor. What makes those vegetables so special? Well, the original Jack-o-lantern wasn’t made from a pumpkin. In Ireland where the tradition of the Jack-o-lantern began, it was made from […]

Learning to Love the Re-Org: How We Executed a Staff Restructuring

last monthArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

My original "kitchen table" brainstorm. The Packard Foundation asked me to write a blog post about our 2016 staff restructuring (which they supported with a capacity-building grant). Here's that post, lightly edited for your enjoyment. Show More Summary

Call for Papers Launched

We’re pleased to announce the call for papers for MuseumNext Europe which will take place in London in June 2018. MuseumNext was started a decade… Read More ? The post Call for Papers Launched appeared first on MuseumNext.

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