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Second Chance Sunday! Anyone In The Mood For Tacos?

The Beyond Bones Blog has been up and running for almost ten years now, and that’s great! But our readership rates haven’t always been as high as they are now. It’s been a long process, getting word out that HMNS has a lot of cool stories to share, so there a lot of great old […]

"I am an activist" From Walden to Sites of Conscience

This Fourth of July celebration seemed different than others, somehow. My social media feeds were filled with reminders of both the potential of the United States (tweeting the Declaration of Independence) and of the distance we still have to go (Frederick Douglass' 1852 Fourth of July speech in Rochester, NY). Show More Summary

Cool Posts You May Have Missed This Week!

WHAT IS A DINOSAUR? A DISCUSSION OF ANCIENT FAMILY TREES AND DINO-IMPOSTORS In my years as a tour guide here at HMNS I encountered a lot of good questions. Most of the time the simplest questions were the best ones, like “what is a dinosaur?“. It’s a simple question but it has a complicated answer. […]

Mimics Among Us!

By Theresa Freiburger, Horticulturalist/Greenhouse Manager at the Cockrell Butterfly Center  Mimicry, in the biological sense, is when an animal closely resembles another animal or plant. Mimicry happens in all shapes and colors throughout the animal kingdom. Some mimic the environment, like a leaf or a stick, while others have evolved to mimic other insects. What […]

Introducing The New HMNS Outreach Vans!

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

  After traveling over 30 thousand miles and delivering over 700 programs in 2016, the HMNS Outreach team has hit the road in 2017 with some fresh wheels!       Join us in welcoming these new vehicles to the HMNS family! With three rows of seating that fall perfectly flat, these Chrysler Town and […]

SAAM Arcade: Let the Video Games Begin

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

SAAM is turning into a video game arcade! On Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 6, anyone can participate in game building workshops, hear musicians performing music inspired by classic Nintendo and Sega themes, and play more than 100 games.

Commemorating the Battle of the Somme with Art

At MuseumNext Europe, Claire Eva, Brand and Communications Director for 14-18-NOW joined us to speak about a unique project. On July 1st 2016, thousands of… Read More ? The post Commemorating the Battle of the Somme with Art appeared first on MuseumNext.

A Rough Guide to Dutch Museums and Diversity

Three years ago, when writing up my PhD at University College London, I met Sara Wajid, the founder of Museum Detox. And I took a… Read More ? The post A Rough Guide to Dutch Museums and Diversity appeared first on MuseumNext.

Our Wands May Not Be Magic, But They Sure Are Pretty!

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

  Museum guests who find their way into the Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals usually have no trouble finding something to be in awe of. Passing through the Hall on my daily rounds, while looking for new hidden gems to spotlight, I rarely make it further than a few feet from the entrance before I […]

Sky Happenings In July 2017

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

    The Summer Triangle is high in the east.  This consists of the brightest stars in Cygnus, Lyra, and Aquila.  Scorpius, the Scorpion, is in the south, with the ‘teapot’ of Sagittarius to his left.  Leo, the Lion, sets in the west.  From the Big Dipper’s handle, ‘arc to Arcturus’ and ‘speed on to […]

5 Tips for Involving Teenagers in Your Museum Using a Chatbot

In a previous article we told you how we tried to build a Museum chatbot in 2002, and why we failed. Our story does not… Read More ? The post 5 Tips for Involving Teenagers in Your Museum Using a Chatbot appeared first on MuseumNext...

The Whitney Museum as Workspace

I was incredibly fortunate to take part in a behind-the-scenes tour of the new Whitney Museum of American Art building hosted by Henry Adams Consulting… Read More ? The post The Whitney Museum as Workspace appeared first on MuseumNe...

How To Get Millennials Into Your Museum

Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp, Flikr, Pintrest, Tumblr, YouTube and LinkedIn – all popular social media sites used predominantly by the 18-30 age bracket, a.k.a.… Read More ? The post How To Get Millennials Into Your Museum appeared first on MuseumNext.

Second Chance Sunday! Need A (T. rex) Hand?

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

The Beyond Bones Blog has been up and running for almost ten years now, and that’s great! But our readership rates haven’t always been as high as they are now. It’s been a long process, getting word out that HMNS has a lot of cool stories to share, so there a lot of great old […]

Shaz Hussain on ‘diversity’ and changing the language we use in museums

‘If you really want to make a significant change, start with the language you use’, that was the quote Shaz Hussain, Collections Assistant at The… Read More ? The post Shaz Hussain on ‘diversity’ and changing the language we use in museums appeared first on MuseumNext.

What Exciting New Info Did You Miss Out On This Week?

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

JOIN US FOR THE AUGUST 21 ECLIPSE The New Moon of Monday, August 21, 2017, aligns with the Sun and the Earth well enough to cast its shadow onto the Earth. The umbral shadow, where the Moon completely blocks the Sun, passes across the center of the USA, causing a total solar eclipse on a […]

What Is A Dinosaur? A Discussion Of Ancient Family Trees And Dino-Impostors

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

In my years as a tour guide here at HMNS I encountered a lot of good questions. Most of the time the simplest questions were the best ones, like “what is a dinosaur?“. It’s a simple question but it has a complicated answer. For most people, the only prerequisite for being a dinosaur is being […]

5 Of The Most Magical Objects In Our Collection

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Pictured above is a Campa Shaman’s hood, the fourth object to be discussed in our 5 Of The Most Magical Objects In Our Collection series ( click HERE to see the other blogs in the series). You may have noticed that the hood has the body parts of a number of birds and small animals sewn […]

Parallax Gap opening on Saturday at the Renwick Gallery

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Parallax Gap, an architecturally-inspired work now on view at SAAM's Renwick Gallery is suspended from the ceiling of the Grand Salon and runs the length of the room.

Crikey! That’s a Big Balustrade—Crocodiles in the Colosseum

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

It should come to no one as a surprise that ancient Rome didn’t exactly have the best track record where animal rights were concerned. From pitting large beasts against criminals for punishment to the integration of animal slaying in the games, animals in ancient Rome were subjected to cruelty that offends modern-day sentiments. One of the […]

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