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ICYMI: Scouts, Shamans and Sky Happenings!

2 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

 SCOUTS AT THE COURTHOUSE! No they’re not in trouble, but in our Summer Scout classes you can find Scouts at the courthouse! For many of the scouts, HMNS Summer Scout classes might be their first trip to see a court proceeding. Both the Citizenship in the Community and Law merit badges attend criminal arraignment cases, […]

So we put our T. rex on Tinder…

2 months agoArts / Museums : Museum Marketing

By Ryan Dodge Teddy is your average T. rex, loud, hungry (#palaeodiet), fossilized, and he loves a good movie theme song. But what is he… Read More ? The post So we put our T. rex on Tinder… appeared first on MuseumNext.

Designing an Exhibition: These 5 Tips Should Be Your Mantra

2 months agoArts / Museums : Museum Marketing

By Geneviève Angio-Morneau Creative Director, Head of Content GSM Project Exhibition making is a creative process and as such, there are thankfully no absolute rules… Read More ? The post Designing an Exhibition: These 5 Tips Should Be Your Mantra appeared first on MuseumNext.

Confusing digitisation of collections with digital art?

2 months agoArts / Museums : Museum Marketing

By Honor Harger On 31 May, The Memo, a web-based publication “for people curious about the future” ran an article about digital practices within museums.… Read More ? The post Confusing digitisation of collections with digital art? appeared first on MuseumNext.

Sky Happenings in June 2017

2 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

This star map shows the Houston sky at 10 pm CDT on June 1, 9 pm CDT on June 15, and dusk on June 30.  To use the map, put the direction you are facing at the bottom.   The Big Dipper is high in the north. From the Big Dipper’s handle, arc to Arcturus […]

Fabergé’s All Purpose Elephant

3 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Readers of the Beyond Bones Blog may recognize this little guy from some of our other Fabergé blogs. This week I’ve decided that he (or she?) has been in the background too long. You wouldn’t think much of it if you saw it sitting on a corner table at your grandma’s house or in an […]

Movies at SAAM: The New York Latino Film Festival

3 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

On June 9 and June 10, Movies at SAAM is proud to co-host a two day film festival with the National Portrait Gallery's Taína Caragol, Curator of Latino Art and History, and SAAM's E. Carmen Ramos, Curator of Latino Art.

5 Of The Most Magical Objects In Our Collection: Part 2

3 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

4. Collection of Accouterments for the use of yopo Most of the cultures represented in our special exhibit Out of the Amazon have traditionally depended on shamans for their spiritual and physical well being. It is believed by members of these societies that illness is caused by malicious spirits, and it is the Shaman’s job to […]

Why We Moved the Abbott Square Opening - A Mistake, a Tough Call, & a Pivot: Introducing Abbott Square, Bonus Post

3 months agoArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

Excited to open... but not quite yet. This is the eleventh in a series of posts on the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH)'s development of Abbott Square, a new creative community plaza in downtown Santa Cruz.Twelve days ago, we started the two-week countdown to opening Abbott Square. Show More Summary

Scouts at the Courthouse!

3 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

By Michelle Connor, HMNS Scout Programs Manager   No they’re not in trouble, but in our Summer Scout classes you can find Scouts at the courthouse! For many of the scouts, HMNS Summer Scout classes might be their first trip to see a court proceeding. Both the Citizenship in the Community and Law merit badges […]

ICYMI: Real Texas History, Book of the Dead and Disappointed Toads

3 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

SELECTIONS FROM OUR COLLECTIONS: WHO’S GROUND ARE YOU STOMPING ON? Storytelling happens in many ways, orally, written or with puppets and plays, but this map above along with the others in Mapping Texas utilize an unconventional medium to illustrate the vast and intriguing history of Texas. As you follow the stories on the exhibit walls, each […]

Giant, Creepy And Ancient: Our Ground-Shaking New Addition To The Hall Of Paleontology

3 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

          As if things weren’t exciting enough with the addition of our new giant eurypterid, installation has begun on an even bigger, and possibly creepier specimen. The above image shows our new giant crinoid specimen getting set up in time for Memorial Day. So what is a crinoid? Although personally they look to me […]

Great News For Fans Of Sea Scorpions: We Have A New One And It’s Giant!

3 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

    Who wants to see a seven foot long scorpion? Given the option, most people would respond either with”that’s impossible!” or “no!”, but here at HMNS seven foot arthropods are not only possible, they’re something to get excited about! Unfortunately, although our new specimen is an arthropod, and is about five feet long, it […]

5 Of The Most Magical Objects At The Museum

3 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Listicles are always fun to read, and they’re fun to make too! In keeping with our “5 of the most…” series I’ve decided to write up a list of the most magical objects in our collection. But there’s a problem…. Magic is kind of a vague term. I mean, are talking about turning a pumpkin […]

Live social media as museum object

3 months agoArts / Museums : Museum Marketing

By Shane Breynard It has become commonplace to engage with museums online. Indeed social media and the web are now the main ways that museum… Read More ? The post Live social media as museum object appeared first on MuseumNext.

My Favorite Part About Camp!

3 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Some of the Education staff started their careers at HMNS as campers in Xplorations Summer Camps; some of us started as part-time camp teachers in the summer; others started as Summer camp interns. A few of us have been here long enough that our own children, nieces and nephews are now too old for camp. […]

Luce Unplugged: Five Questions with Bad Moves

3 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

On Thursday, May 25, Bad Moves will perform in the Luce Foundation Center as part of Luce Unplugged, our free, monthly concert series presented with DC Music Download.

HMNS Weekly Happenings

3 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Lecture – Roman Legionnaires – The Soldiers of the Roman Empire by John Keahey Each item of armor, weaponry and equipment of the typical Roman legionary soldier from 1 to 300 A.D. will be explained by historian John Keahey, while in character. The Roman auxiliary soldier, who was recruited from non-Roman tribe and could earn […]

Pharaonic Fitness Test!

3 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

  The image above shows a carved granite slab on display in our Hall of Ancient Egypt. It depicts Rameses II running a symbolic race during one of his Heb-Sed festivals. He carries a water jug over his shoulder possibly representing the burden of his rule. But what is all this for? Some readers of this […]

Framing the City: Mean Streets and Urban Photography

3 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

The exhibition, Down These Mean Streets: Community and Place in Urban Photography, takes as its starting point, the response by Latino artists to the "urban crisis," a term that emerged in the 1960s to refer to the changes that were going on in many cities throughout the United States. Show More Summary

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