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Natural History Museum of Utah: wall of ceratopsians

Now that, faithful readers, is a monument to evolution and its endless forms most beautiful. I’m talking about the wall of ceratopsian skulls at NHMU, of course, not the back of Brian Engh’s head (bottom center). If you don’t know them all on sight (yet!), here’s a cheat sheet. I goofed on a couple myself: […]

L.A.’s Back-Yard Entomologists

It started with a bet. In 2013, Brian Brown, the curator of entomology at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, told one of the museum’s trustees that he could find a new species of insect practically anywhere he looked.Show More Summary

'Mango Street' And Beyond: National Museum Of Mexican Art's Summer Must-Sees

Take in some rich history through these exhibits this summer. [ more › ]

Then there's the time Nancy Silverton made Julia Child cry

Famed New England chef Jasper White was taking a quick tour of the Julia Child's kitchen exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History in late June when he came face to face with himself from more than 20 years ago.

Super-duper Dinosaur Cooper

“Cooper” Australia’s Biggest Dinosaur Awaits Scientific Description The largest dinosaur discovered to date in Australia is set to go on public display for the first time with the opening of the Eromanga Natural History Museum (Eromanga, south-western Queensland).  The fossilised bones, part of a treasure trove of Cretaceous dinosaur fossils, were found back in 2007, […]

Why Sharks are on the Attack in North Carolina

There have been seven confirmed shark attacks in North Carolina in a span of just over two weeks. That stat reflects the most recorded attacks in one year since the Florida Museum of Natural History's International Shark Attack FileShow More Summary

President Obama Gets Big Surprise From Confederate Flag Protesters In Tennessee

on June 27, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina." /> By now, everyone probably knows how Barack Obama feels about the Confederate flag. Like many opposing Americans, he feels the flag is a symbol of history that belongs in a museum and not on a flag pole. Show More Summary

Born This Day: Ernst Mayr

Any student of biology, or anyone with an interest in the natural world, will be familiar with Ernst Mayr who passed away on February 3rd in Bedford, Mass. Born in Kempton, Germany he joined the American Museum of Natural History as a curator in 1931. Show More Summary

Gateway to National Museum of American History's new Innovation Wing opens

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Smithsonian?s National Museum of American History in collaboration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) opened the exhibition ?Inventing in America? July 1 in the Johnson-Louis Gateway to Innovation. PatentShow More Summary

New Smithsonian exhibition 'Primordial Landscapes' immerses visitors in Iceland's dynamic beauty

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

In April 2015, the United States began its two-year term as chair of the Arctic Council. In celebration of the council?s significant role in protecting the Arctic, the Smithsonian?s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.,...Show More Summary

World’s Largest LEGO United States Flag: The Stud Spangled Banner

The past week, more than 15,000 visitors at the National Museum of American History helped build the world’s largest LEGO United States flag. It’s made of over 100,000 bricks and measures 9.5ft x 14ft. LEGO employees…

175 years of Cunard line at Merseyside Maritime Museum

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

A new display about the history of Liverpool?s links with the historic shipping line, Cunard, opened at Merseyside Maritime Museum on Friday 3 July, ahead of the Transatlantic 175 weekend on 4 and 5 July. Cunard 175 celebrates the people, ships, and events that have linked Cunard and Liverpool together for 175 years since the Cunard Line was created. Show More Summary

Desecrating History: ISIL Destroys Ancient Lion Statue in Syria's Palmyra

A 2,000-year-old statue of a lion outside the museum in the Syrian city of Palmyra has been destroyed by militants from the Islamic State group, according to the country’s antiquities director Maamoun Abdelkarim.

Morning Cup of Links: American Flag in LEGO

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

To celebrate the opening of the Innovation Wing at the National Museum of American History, LEGO built the world’s largest LEGO American flag. Museum visitors helped to assemble it. The 10 Deadliest Roller Coaster Accidents. Just what...Show More Summary

Art and History: Top 5 Museums in the City of Angels

A stroll down Hollywood Boulevard may offer the quickest way to learn about the Los Angeles’ movie industry, but take the time to discover the lesser-known side of the sprawling metropolis while on vacation. A visit to key Los Angeles museums reveals a city dedicated not only to producing entertainment, but preserving high art and Read More

5 Gorgeous Old Pictures of Seashells

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

From a new book by the American Museum of Natural History.

Natural History Museum of Utah: Barosaurus

Brian Engh (bottom left, enthusing about the Ceratosaurus just off-screen) and I are recently returned to civilization after a stint of fieldwork in Utah. On the way home, we made a detour to Salt Lake to visit the new Natural History Museum of Utah. The NHMU is one of the nicest museums I’ve ever had […]

Watch 109,200 Lego bricks form one giant American flag

The National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. is displaying a brand new American flag made entirely of bricks. Lego bricks, that is. See also: The last 50 years of Lego, in true Lego form LEGO Systems Inc. builds the world's...Show More Summary

In Its Most Challenging Year, Whitworth Museum Wins £100,00 Art Fund Prize As UK Museum Of The Year

“The Whitworth underwent the largest physical transformation in its 125-year history in 2014. The project doubled its size and connected the building with its surrounding park. During its redevelopment the Whitworth continued to offer pop-up projects all over the city, maintaining established audiences and building new ones ahead of its February reopening.”

Fact-Checking the Smithsonian’s Koch-Funded Climate Change Exhibition

5 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

WASHINGTON, DC — Last month’s demonstrations outside the National Museum of Natural History might not have prompted the public outcry activists had hoped for, but the claim that David Koch’s relationship to the museum impacts the content of their Human Origins exhibition deserves consideration.

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