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Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 3/2-3/8

2 months 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 – Medicine Without Evolution Is Like Engineering Without Physics By Randolph M. … Continue reading ?

A Spring Awakening for Open Space

The last few months of winter have found Open Space in something of a state of hibernation, woken only at random intervals by a welcome or surprising contribution from one of our brilliant columnists (to say nothing of the crashing, buzzing, and humming sounds coming from the museum construction work next door). Finally, an alarm clock...

The Rumpus Pops Up in New York

A few weeks ago here in New York, when it was so cold outside that puddles were frozen in the gutters and lethal sheets of ice clung to the sidewalks, I went to a reading put on by the Rumpus. It was the sort of chilly hell no sane person would want to go out into. But that clearly didn’t […]

Girls Exploring Math and Science 2015

2 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Last Saturday, we celebrated our 10th year of hosting Girls Exploring Math and Science (GEMS) at HMNS! Despite the questionable weather, we had a spectacular turnout! From underwater robots to photobooths, we had it all. The GEMS event includes two … Continue reading ?

How to Fix that "General Backlog" ?

This week I spent a bit of time in the collections storage of a local museum. It doesn't matter which one, because I know I can find the same issues expressed in this discouraging sign almost anywhere; and particularly in local history museums here in the United States. Show More Summary

“On the Trail” Children’s Heritage Excursion

2 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Just in time for the rodeo, little cowboys and cowgirls can learn how the American cowboy shares ways of life with the Bedouin and the Native American. These nomadic cultures are featured when the Archaeological Institute of America, Houston, presents … Continue reading ?

12 Perks of Presenting HMNS Outreach

2 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

After bringing live animals, exotic insects, chemistry demos, and more to over 500 area schools and community organizations last year, the Houston Museum of Natural Science’s Outreach Programs are ready to hit the road in 2015! It takes quite a village … Continue reading ?

How to Spread and Mount a Butterfly – Video Tutorial Part I

2 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

HMNS entomologist Erin Mills walks you through how to mount and display a butterfly in this 4-part video tutorial.  Part I: Supplies Check back next week for Part II!  

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 2/23-3/1

2 months 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 – The ABC’s Of Shark Research: Attacks, Biology And Conservation By Glenn … Continue reading ?

Sharks are now oversharing…but you will want to follow them!

2 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Young or old, nature lover or couch potato—everyone has some fascination with sharks. HMNS is bringing in some great opportunities to learn about these predators who have dominated the oceans for millions of years. Leading shark researchers will be at HMNS during … Continue reading ?

Who are we looking for in an Audience Engagement Team?

I’ve just joined the Bloomberg Connects project as the Audience Engagement Lead. I will be heading the team that will be answering inquiries from visitors...

Want to Activate Public Space? We're Hiring... And Some Thoughts on Iteration and Temporary Positions

2 months agoArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

For the past two years, I've been working on a project to activate the concrete space adjacent to our museum as a vibrant, community plaza. After years of community town halls, design, and prototyping, we're finally starting to build our dream. Show More Summary

Preserving Your Personal Collection: Daguerreotypes

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

How to make an archival storage box for your daguerreotype

Museums as broadcasters

2 months agoArts / Museums : Museum Marketing

The mission of the National Geographic Society is ’to increase and diffuse geographic knowledge while promoting the conservation of the world’s cultural, historical, and natural resources.’ This mission could easily be that of a museum,...Show More Summary

Creating the on demand museum

2 months agoArts / Museums : Museum Marketing

When I was a child growing up in England we had four television channels, and if I wanted to watch my favourite programme I had to wait for it to appear on my parents television set at the time which it was broadcast. My children live in a different world, a place where broadcasting has […] The post Creating the on demand museum appeared first on Museum Marketing.

Marketing the Metropolitan Museum of Art

2 months agoArts / Museums : Museum Marketing

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is an institution which constantly impresses me with its marketing. A few years ago they had the good sense to shift their communications to include their audiences with the ‘It’s time we MET’ campaign. Show More Summary

Creating online buzz around an exhibition

2 months agoArts / Museums : Museum Marketing

The British Museum is UK’s most popular visitor attraction with over six million visitors last year, the museum has a collection which spans the world with over 8 million objects including Egyptian mummies, The Rosetta Stone and the Parthenon sculptures. Show More Summary

Wonder Women of STEM: Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African-American female astronaut.

2 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Editor’s Note: This post is the fourth in a series featuring influential women from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields in the lead up to HMNS’ annual GEMS (Girls Exploring Math and Science) event, February 21, 2015. Click here to get … Continue reading ?

What does Democracy look like at a Historic Site?

Last month, I had the opportunity to visit three different democratic institutions, two with long histories and one newcomer: the House of Commons in London, the European Parliament in Brussels, and the Bundestag in Berlin. When I went...Show More Summary

Finding the Right People to ASK

On the surface, it might seem that our Bloomberg Connects project is all about tech. After all, this particular Bloomberg Philanthropies initiative is specifically for...

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