The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County will open its newly restored 1913 Building in July with "Age of Mammals" -- an exhibition thats been 65 million years in the making. "This is the first permanent museum exhibit to trace the history of evolution -- from the extinction of the dinosaurs to the rise of humans -- within the context of epochal changes in the Earths geology and climate," says John Harris, the Natural History Museums head of vertebrate studies and chief curator of the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits.. "We believe this new way of telling our story is not only exciting and illuminating but provides a powerful message for people today about climate change and human impact on our environment.". "Age of Mammals" will fill one wing of the 1913 Building with a mix of ancient fossils, modern specimens and interactive multimedia. Visitors can learn how violent movements of the great land masses radically affected global temperatures and weather patterns and how these ...
beeps - electronic lock and vault door opening]. Dr. Biology: This episode of "Ask a Biologist," is being pulled from our special collections that have been stored in our secret vault.. This is Ask a Biologist, a program about the living world and Im Dr. Biology.. If you think of or maybe even have visited a science museum lately, you probably got to see some pretty cool stuff. The question is, "Who collects all that stuff and what else do they do with the stuff, other than put it out for the visitors to come see?". My guest scientist should be able to give us a pretty good idea of whats going on behind the scenes of museums. Richard Fortey is paleontologist who calls the British Natural History Museum home. In fact, hes written a book about the topic called, "Dry Store Room Number One, The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum." Welcome to Ask a Biologist, Richard Fortey.. Richard Fortey: Well, nice of you to invite me.. Dr. Biology: Some of the people might have watched this movie ...
The Canadian Postal Museum was established in 1971 and opened in 1974 as the National Postal Museum. It joined the Canadian Museum of Civilization in 1988, adopted its current name in 1996, and moved into a permanent space in the Museum of Civilization in 1997.. The museum was closed in 2012 as the Canadian Museum of Civilization began to prepare to transition into the Canadian History Museum. The Postal Museum collections, now in storage, are managed by the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation, a federal Crown Corporation that is also responsible for the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Canadian War Museum, the Canadian Childrens Museum, and the Virtual Museum of New France.[2] The postal collection is being broken up. According to the Canadian Museum of Civilization, "Many [artifacts] will be included in the new Canadian history gallery, to be completed in 2017. The national stamp collection, Reflections of Canada - The National Stamp Collection, will be moved to a new gallery, to ...
In 1960, the Science Museum - taking advantage of a state-sponsored experiment into the use of acoustic guidance in national museums and galleries - introduced a new technology for audio interpretation known as the Radio-Guided Tour. The experiment had initially been proposed by the Ministry of Works, which promised to extend the scheme to other publicly owned national museums, subject to successful trials. With an in-house workshop ready to respond to technical failures and as an experiment into applied science in its own right, the Science Museum was the obvious host for the Radio-Guided Tour experiment. The technology comprised of a miniature radio station which broadcast a taped commentary via a loop induction system to a series of hand-held radio receivers. The radio receivers, known colloquially as lorgnettes, were made available for hire at the Museums bookstall at a cost of one shilling and a returnable deposit of ten shillings (see Figure 5). The first exhibition space to host the ...
The Dentistry Museum Collection provides a glimpse into the early teaching of dentistry at the University of Alberta and the early history of the dental profession in Alberta. The collection represents the profession of dentistry in Alberta during the time of Dr. Harry Ernest Bulyea, the first Dean of Dentistry (1917-1942). The Dentistry Museum Collection includes: hand instruments, dental equipment and furnishings from 1917-1942, teaching aids and equipment specifically related to Dr. Bulyea. ...
Working with a committee of staff scholars and outside specialists, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County publishes Contributions in Science - reports of original research in systematics and evolution - and Science Series - long articles and collections of papers on natural history topics
are different scientific names that pertain to the same taxon, for example two names for the same species. One basic principle of zoological nomenclature is that the earliest correctly published and available name (the senior synonym) takes precedence and must be used for the taxon, if no other restrictions interfere ...
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June 16, 2008 - Washington, DC -The Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences has lined up an exciting new slate of events. There is something for everyone this season at Koshland. Make a quantum leap beyond the usual science museum experience and attend a public program this summer!
December 14, 2009 - WASHINGTON - Beginning in January, the Marian Koshland Science Museum is offering several public programs and free science cafés that explore a wide range of topics, from identity theft to the U.S. Census to viruses such as influenza and AIDS. The public programs will take place at the Koshland Science Museum; the science cafés will be held at Busboys and Poets. A schedule of events follows.
The first predecessor to todays National Museum was the Insular Museum of Ethnology, Natural History, and Commerce under the Department of Public Instruction, created in 1901 by the Philippine Commission. In `903, the Museum was subsequently transferred to the Department of Interior and renamed the Bureau of Ethnological Survey. This new bureau was responsible for the Philippine participation in the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904. After the exposition, it was abolished as a separate bureau and renamed the Philippine Museum. The museums structure again changed in 1933 when the Philippine Legislature divided the museum. The museums Division of Fine Arts and History went to the National Library. Its Division of Ethnology went to the Bureau of Science. Finally its Division of Anthropology, which included archaeology, ethnography and physical anthropology, and the other sections of natural history of the Bureau of Science, were organized into a National History Museum Division. This was ...
|p|Our Museum: Communities and Museums as Active Partners was a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Special Initiative 2012 - 2016. The overall aim was to influence the museum and gallery sector to:|/p| |p|* Place community needs, values and active collaboration at the core of museum and gallery work|/p| |p|* Involve communities and individuals in decision-making processes|/p| |p|* Ensure that museums and galleries play an effective role in developing community skills and the skills of staff in working with communities|/p| |p|This was to be done through facilitation of organisational change in specific museums and galleries already committed to active partnership with communities.|/p| |p|Our Museum offered a collaborative learning process through which institutions and communities shared experiences and learned from each other as critical friends. Our Museum took place at a difficult and challenging time for both museums and their community partners. Financial austerity led to major cutbacks in public sector
The Fleet Air Arm Museum can trace its origins to 1974 when a group of volunteers associated with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) obtained five obsolete RAN aircraft and began work to establish a museum for display of artifacts to present the story of Australian Naval aviation. $80m were raised from various sources for a large hangar and function centre. In 1990, the Australian Naval Aviation Museum Foundation was established to operate the museum. In 2000, the museum was renamed Australias Museum of Flight and its role expanded to displaying artifacts related to Australian aviation. In 2006, ownership and management of the museum were handed to the Royal Australian Navy and it was renamed the Fleet Air Arm Museum. The museum now displays more than 34 aircraft and many aviation artifacts.[4] ...
Animals with backbones (vertebrates) make up only 4% of the species on our planet. Yet when you walk into a natural history museum, theyre all you see. The dinosaur skeletons stretching across a ballroom? Vertebrates. Dioramas starring posed buffalo, lions, or zebra? Vertebrates. The endless cases of delicate stuffed birds? You guessed it: vertebrates.. "Its a real tragedy: far and away, most of the animal kingdom is tiny," said Jack Ashby, Manager of the Grant Museum of Zoology at University College London. "Natural history museums really only ever put big animals on display. Thats not very representative of nature.". A new permanent exhibit at the museum, called the Micrarium, tries to fill the gap by displaying the smallest organisms. Microscope slides containing cross-sections of insects and other invertebrates are stacked wall-to-wall in a small room, lit from behind. Visitors can see the detail of the eye-level slides-but the point is larger than any of the individual animals.. "All ...
A museum in the Phoenix area is hoping to add an eye-catching element to its building - and its looking for donations to get the project going. The Arizona Museum of Natural History, located in a nondescript building in downtown Mesa, is easy to miss from the street. Thats part of why museum officials want to install a life-sized replica of a carnivorous dinosaur - one that will appear to be bursting through the wall of the museum.
In addition to Jameson, a scarab expert, other members on this years committee included Philippe Bouchet, a marine life expert at the French National Museum of Natural History; Meg Daly, an expert in sea anemones at the Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, Ohio State University; Peter Kämpfer, who expertise is bacteria, Institut für Angewandte Mikrobiologie, Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen; Niels Peder Kristensen, an expert in Lepidoptera and basal hexapods at the Natural History Museum of Denmark, Zoologisk Museum, University of Copenhagen; James Macklin, an expert on hawthorns and blackberries at the Agriculture and Agri-food Canada; Ellinor Michel, a mollusk expert at the Department of Zoology, Natural History Museum, London; John Noyes, a chalcidoid wasp expert at the Department of Entomology, Natural History Museum, London; Alan Paton, who is an expert on mints at the International Plant Names Index and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK; Andrew Polaszek, an expert on ...
Museums are embracing technologies, such as DNA sequencing, to both enhance understanding of their collections and showcase scientific research to the public. Many museums around the world now have molecular laboratories. DNA sequencing has many useful applications for museum research; for example, it can be used to distinguish new species, determine the evolutionary relationships between species and identify the region of origin of artefacts such as kahu kiwi (kiwi feather cloaks). However, it has only recently been appreciated that care should be taken in the construction and use of museum molecular labs. Why is the situation for museums different to universities and other institutions where molecular biology labs are commonplace?. Museums are storehouses of important biological collections and these can become contaminated with copies of DNA that are generated in molecular laboratories. A technique routinely used in molecular labs in the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). PCR is an extremely ...
The history of the museum can be said to begin in 1780 with the foundation of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, which still continues, but whose collection of archaeological and other finds was transferred to the government in 1858 as the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland, based in Queen Street in the New Town, Edinburgh.[4]. In 1861 construction of the Industrial Museum of Scotland began, with Prince Albert laying the foundation stone. In 1866, renamed the Edinburgh Museum of Science and Art, the eastern end and the Grand Gallery were opened by Prince Alfred. In 1888 the building was finished and in 1904 the institution was renamed the Royal Scottish Museum.[5]. The organizational merger of the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland and the Royal Scottish Museum took place in 1985, but the two collections retained separate buildings until 1995 when the Queen Street building closed, to reopen later as the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. In 1998 the new Museum of Scotland ...
The Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts, The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, The Santa Fe Botanical Garden, The National Park Service, The Museum of International Folk Art, and The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian are All FREE for this annual celebration.. The Museum of International Folk Art celebrates the 3rd Annual Museum Hill Community Day with SPECIAL HOURS- OPEN 9AM to 5PM.. Form 1-4 PM enjoy live music by the Varsity Marimba Band from the Academy for Technology and the Classics; and hands-on art making for ages 3 to 103 making notched and layered paper photo frames in conjunction with the exhibition No Idle Hands: The Myths and Meanings of Tramp Art inside the Museum.. For a complete list of all Museum Hill Community Day events visit The International Folk Art Alliance ...
Two Pacific lampreys, residents at the High Desert Museum since February, were released Thursday into the upper Umatilla River basin through a re-introduction effort to restore the population of the culturally important fish. The High Desert Museum housed the two jawless, snakelike fish in partnership with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, which is working with other local tribes to manage the lampreys dwindling population. In the next few weeks, members of the Umatilla tribe will bring another pair of Pacific lamprey to the museum. Jessica Stewart, associate curator of wildlife at the High Desert Museum, said the museum plans to regularly house and release lampreys, making the prehistoric fish a consistent attraction at the museum. The lampreys presence at the museum has helped educate the public about the often misunderstood creature, Stewart said. At first glance, lampreys startle people with their circular mouths, filled with sharp teeth. But lampreys are a ...
The Flight Grill restaurant, will transform into Fright Grill for the evening, as it offers a free scoop of Thrifty ice cream with any regularly priced entrée.. "We are pleased to provide a safe Halloween environment for our communitys little ghouls and goblins" said Scott Marchand, the Executive Director of the Pima Air & Space Museum. Marchand continued, "It is exciting to host our 5th year of this fun event, which gets bigger and better every year!". Admission to this one-night carnival and costume event is free for museum members and children 12 and under, and $10 for anyone age 13 and older.. The Pima Air & Space Museum. The Pima Air & Space Museum is one of the largest aviation museums in the world, and the largest non- government funded aviation museum in the United States. The museum maintains a collection of more than 300 aircraft and spacecraft from around the globe-including many rare and one-of-a-kind-and more than 125,000 artifacts. Exhibits at the museum include some of the ...
Image: Rick Snyders Vegetable Resource Page This is not unusual. Weve found similar omissions at the vast majority of small-town science-related museums we visit. We praise the Tomato Museums historical intentions, as well as the fact that it has been successfully launched and beautifully sited. To be fair, unless any new museum receives professional advice and ample funding for exhibit design, it often takes many years for a museum to mature and realize its founders vision. Also, other "tomato towns" and festivals have no tomato museums at all, and this one charges no fee. To date, the worlds best known museum of this kind is on the Channel Island of Guernsey-a UK crown dependency. As if to illustrate that tomato museums really can be fascinating for children and do improve over time, Laura Solon (Times Online, 2008) writes: "I dont think I will ever be able to dissociate holidays entirely from the Tomato Museum in Guernsey. We had many family holidays to the island, which if you are aged ...
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These five vast and visually stunning new galleries are at the very heart of the Science Museum. They complete our ambitious Masterplan project which has transformed more than half of the museum since 2010, creating aesthetically and intellectually stimulating new spaces for our visitors.. Featuring significant objects in the history of medicine from the first stethoscope to the first model of a protein, the Medicine and Bodies gallery explores how the quest to better understand the human body has transformed medicine. Studying the dead has expanded our knowledge of the body, inspiring the creation of dramatic anatomical models, with early X-ray apparatus and the worlds first MRI machine revolutionising our ability to see inside ourselves. The gallery also reveals attempts to measure and understand the body and examines our understanding of medicine on the microscopic scale. Visitors can get hands on through a series of interactive exhibits in the gallery, trying out surgical instruments used ...
The Adler Museum of Medicine preserves the history of the health sciences in Southern Africa, with special reference to Gauteng. It supplements the educational activities of the University, especially the Health Sciences, by means of collections, research, teaching, exhibitions and publications.. The Adler Museum of Medicine was founded in 1962 and was situated in the grounds of the South African Institute for Medical Research, Johannesburg. It is now housed at the University of the Witwatersrands Medical School Campus in Parktown, Johannesburg. The Adler Museum celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012 and an exhibition relating to the history of the museum was arranged.. In June 1974 the Museums co-founders, Drs Cyril and Esther Adler, presented the Museum to the University of the Witwatersrand which named it the Adler Museum as a token of the esteem in which the founders were held by the University.. In addition, the University bestowed the degree of Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) upon Dr ...
The palatial National Museum building used to be the home of a Portuguese royal family. Almost exactly 200 years ago, it was converted into a museum.. Since then, the National Museum has become Brazils oldest historical institution and an internationally prominent research center.. "Two hundred years of work, research and knowledge were lost," President Temer said after the fire. "Its a sad day for all Brazilians.". The museum housed 20 million artifacts in areas such as biological anthropology, archeology, ethnology, geology, paleontology and zoology, according to its website .. One of the museums most famous artifacts is known as "Luzia," the skull and bones of a 25-year-old woman who died more than 11,000 years ago. They are the oldest remains ever discovered in Brazil, the museums website says.. The largest meteorite ever found in Brazil is also housed in the museum. It weighs 5.36 tons and was found in 1784.. Other rare exhibits include thousands of works from the pre-Colombian era, ...
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The best known and most impressive of the five museums is undoubtedly the Pergamon Museum. It is primarily known for the examples of ancient architecture such as the Pergamon Altar, the Ishtar Gate from Babylon, the Market Gate of Miletus and the Mshatta Facade. The enthusiasm for these highlights in the previous reviews is absolutely justified. But there is much more to see. I was very impressed by the collection of Islamic art (e.g. the Aleppo Room, photo). Even if you only take a look at the highlights of the museum, you can easily spend half a day there. In October 2009, the reconstruction of the Neues Museum (by David Chipperfield) was completed and now, for the first time since WWII, all five museums are open for the public. Neues Museum shows the famous Nefertiti bust, but I was even more enthusiastic with the renovated museum. The building was severely damaged during the WWII and Chipperfield rebuilt it in its original shape. The original remains were preserved and irretrievably lost ...
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Q: Is there a police museum in Seattle? Is it part of the Museum of History and Industry?. A: There is a police museum, but its not affiliated with the Museum of History and Industry.. The Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum is located at 317 Third Ave. S. in Pioneer Square. Its open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and costs $3 for adults and $1 for children under 12.. Read more about the museum here.. If youre interested in the museum, here are a few links you might like:. ...
The study of diversity in nature is traditionally the focus of research done by natural history museums. For this goal the collections are the background, and to document the variety of forms was the purpose of scientific collecting since the 18th century. Today some 1.4 million animal species are described, but estimates on their real number amount to 10 and even 30 million species. Due to habitat destruction and environmental changes many of these will go extinct before they become known to science. At the same time the number of systematists - i.e. the specialists familiar with the various groups of organisms - is drastically declining throughout the world. Systematics has been banned from the research and teaching programmes of most European universities. Thus the natural history museums are today the refuges for systematic knowledge.. Collection-based research is therefore the foundation of NMBEs research activities. These, however, encompass not only purely taxonomic studies, for very ...
Haunting the halls of the museum is a very fond childhood memory," she said. "The sights, the sounds, the smells - the museum had a very distinct smell. So its a very special place for me. The fund recognizes both of my parents, because as much as students were an integral part of my fathers life, my mother, Geraldine, played a key role in his success as an educator. She mentored his students, who often came to the house. She was their mom away from home ...
Developing an Environmental Monitoring Program for the Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum The purchase of light meters and climate data loggers for the Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum in Providence, Rhode Island. Henry Lippitt (1818-1891), the governor of Rhode Island and a leading textile baron, designed the house in 1865. In addition to original Victorian furnishings, the museums collection includes 568 fine and decorative art objects, 316 books published from 1763 to 1974, and 40 linear feet of Lippitt Family archival materials including photographs, glass plate negatives, scrapbooks, journals, invitations, menu cards, legal documents, and correspondence. The museum offers guided tours and special exhibitions, and the collections are used by classes from Rhode Island School of Design, Brown Universitys Center for Public Humanities & Cultural Heritage, and Rhode Island Colleges Public History program in courses on collections and museum operations as well as for original ...
These pages gather a bulk of knowledge that is record of the latest conservation science and technology as applied to plastic works of art, gained during the POPART project - the Preservation Of plastic ARTefacts in museum collections: a 42-month international research project part funded by the European Commission. Twelve partners worked together to establish protocols for analyzing, examining and conserving these artefacts for the future generations to enjoy and to study. Mains results are delivered here. ...
I decided to take a deeper look into our museum collection and found that it began with William Bauer, a German inventor during the Crimean War in 1865 who was the first to try and capture images underwater by taking photos through the portholes in the submarine. Also in the same year, according to the British Society of Underwater Photographers, the first underwater photograph was taken by William Thompson using a housed plate camera that was lowered to the seabed and operated from a boat. Thompson was inspired by the possibility of using underwater photography to assess the damage done to bridges in times of flood. However it wasnt until 1893 that the first real underwater photograph was taken by Dr. Louis Boutan. An article by John Humphrey in Science states that Dr.Boutan earned a doctorate in sciences from the University of Paris and had his first diving experience in Banyuls-sur-Mer when they invited him to use the laboratorys diving suit. He, like many divers, found himself fascinated ...
PhD Project - Optimisation of Environmental Control in Museum Collections of Bone and Ivory at Birkbeck, University of London, listed on FindAPhD.com
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BATON ROUGE - The LSU Museum of Art announced that it has received a Rebirth Grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. The grant enables significant new research on the museums collection of Louisiana art and assists the establishment of a new interdisciplinary research partnership with KnowLA Encyclopedia of Louisiana, a free online scholarly database that focuses on the culture and history of Louisiana. In November 2015, the museum will unveil a complete reinstallation of its permanent collection galleries focused around Louisiana art and culture. Throughout next year, museum curator Katie Pfohl will work with scholars and specialists to research and execute this permanent collection reinstallation, which will celebrate the richness and diversity of Louisianas history and contemporary culture. "This grant provides an unparalleled opportunity to enrich our understanding of Louisiana art and culture, and provide the public with access to the LSU Museum of Arts notable collection ...
MCI Paintings Conservator Dawn V. Rogala was recently invited to the University of Texas at Austin, where she presented the Mary Saunders Leech Lecture in Fine Arts and led a Mellon Foundation Professional Development Seminar as part of a two-day event entitled "Conversations in Conservation: Old Master Paintings in the Blanton Museum of Art." During the event-a collaboration between the university and the university museum-Dr. Rogala consulted with museum curators and doctoral research fellows on paintings from the Blanton Museum of Arts Old Master and Modern and Contemporary collections, gave a presentation on visual assessment skills for art historians, and led art history graduate students in a seminar practicum during which they applied these skills to the assessment of works from the museum collection. The event concluded with a research summary presentation by event organizer Hannah W. Wong, the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Prints and Drawings, and European Paintings at the Blanton Museum ...
We invite you to join Catherine Scallen, Chair of the Art History department and Jim Edmonson, Curator of the Dittrick Museum on the campus of Case Western Reserve University, for this custom designed tour of the key museums of London, England. Jims contact with fellow curators and museum directors opens doors and provides the group with unique insights into their collections and aspects not normally open to the general public. Catherines experience teaching and researching the masters of European Art from 1400 to 1900 will provide historical depth that makes the art museums collections come alive ...
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It's hard to imagine that the South Florida Science Museum was once called the Junior Museum. But when it first opened in 1961, it was a project of the Junior League and encompassed just 2,000 square feet. Today, the West Palm Beach museum has grown to 22,000 square feet and is midway through a...
In this illustrated lecture, professor Stephen Asma-author of the the definitive study of the natural history museum Stuffed Animals and Pickled Heads: the Culture and History of Natural History Museums-will draw upon his studies of science museums and monsters to reflect on their often hidden moral aspects. Museums are saying more about values than many people notice, and the same can be said about our cultural fascinations with monsters. The urge to classify, set boundaries, and draw lines between the natural and the unnatural are age-old impulses. In this lecture, Dr. Asma will try to excavate some of the moral uses and abuses of this impulse ...
Sir Hans Sloane, the Founder of the British Museum, accumulated a large number of fossilised remains of animals and plants throughout his life. His collection, including curiosities from all around the known world, was acquired by the British Government in 1753 as part of Sloanes bequest to the nation. It formed the core of the…