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Friday, 05 May 2017

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HMNS Director Of Exhibit Design Rodney Gentry On Creating The New Fabergé Exhibit And The Effects Of Light On Antiquities 

BEYONDbones [2017-05-05 22:07:47]  recommend  recommend this post  (42 visits) info
    Visitors to our new Dorothy and Artie Fabergé Gallery display a wide range of reactions to our collection; some smile, others gawk, some stare with glittering eyes and a few let out a high pitched squeal of excitement. Despite the variety of expression witnessed in reaction to the exhibit so far, relatively few

The Volunteers and the Sounds of HMNS 

BEYONDbones [2017-04-26 19:00:45]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info
  My office here at the Houston Museum of Natural Science is basically right outside a public hallway, so I overhear a great variety of things, from surprised exclamations as patrons look up and see the giant stuffed grizzly bear down the hall to hums of confusion as they examine a map (the Hall of

Looking For Mother’s Day Gift Ideas? Check Out The Sale In Our Museum Store! 

BEYONDbones [2017-04-14 19:00:08]  recommend  recommend this post  (7 visits) info
By Jessi Green, Online Media Manager at HMNS (http://museumstore.hmns.org/) Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and HMNS wants to help you show the moms and mother figures in your life the appreciation they deserve. That’s why right now, the more you spend, the more you save! There’s no promo code necessary. Just go to

Fabergé: Royal Gifts featuring the Trellis Egg Surprise 

BEYONDbones [2017-04-07 21:00:25]  recommend  recommend this post  (3 visits) info
Members Preview April 7-9, Public Opening: April 10 The Artie and Dorothy McFerrin Collection will be presented in a new state-of-the-art gallery in the Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals. This new gallery is made possible by the generous underwriting of the Artie and Dorothy McFerrin Foundation. The first installation in the gallery is the

It's Utahraptor Week 

Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs [2017-03-28 15:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (1 visit) info
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We've talked about the Utahraptor Project a few times here at LITC, and three weeks ago we launched our latest art challenge to help promote it. To help combine efforts to spread the word about Jim Kirkland's crowdfunding effort to free those dinosaurs from that slab of rock, this week has been declared Utahraptor week, thanks to the Earth Archives/ Studio 252MYA crew. Check out the #utahraptorweek hashtag on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram), and help spread the word by using it [...]

HMNS Weekly Happenings 

BEYONDbones [2017-03-27 17:27:07]  recommend  recommend this post  (49 visits) info
  Lecture – Morituri te salutant: Life and Death in the Arena by Dirk Van Tuerenhout With roots going back to Ancient Greek history, the institution of Roman gladiators is one of the better known aspect of Ancient Roman society. HMNS curator of anthropology Dr. Dirk Van Turenhout will address their story, going beyond the

Mapping Texas: 1695 Zee-Fakkel (Sea Torch) Map 

BEYONDbones [2017-02-24 19:20:13]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info
By Mylynka Kilgore-Cardona, PhD, Map Curator, Archives and Records, Texas General Land Office Johannes Van Keulen & Claes Jansz Vooght, Pas Kaart Van de Golff van Mexico Door C.J. Voogt Geometra T Amsterdam by Johannis Van Keulen Boek en Zee Kaart verkoper aande Niewe-Brug inde Gekroonde Lootsman Met Privilegie voor 15 Iaaren,[Sea Chart of the Gulf

Mapping Texas: On Conquistadors And Cartographers 

BEYONDbones [2017-02-17 14:00:11]  recommend  recommend this post  (3 visits) info
By Mylynka Kilgore-Cardona, PhD, Map Curator, Archives and Records, Texas General Land Office In the nearly four hundred years that it took for Texas to take its current shape, the space changed from an extensive, unexplored and sparsely settled frontier under the Spanish Crown to its iconic and easily recognizable outline. Mapping Texas: From Frontier to

Mapping Texas: The Beginning 

BEYONDbones [2017-01-27 23:46:13]  recommend  recommend this post  (188 visits) info
    The image above is the so-called “Waldseemuller Map“, one of the oldest maps on display in our new special exhibit: Mapping Texas: From Frontier to Lone Star State. Titled Tabula Terre Nove, the map was produced in 1513 to be included in a new edition of Claudius Ptolemy’s Geographic , a book that was originally written

Mapping Texas! 

BEYONDbones [2017-01-22 00:47:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (66 visits) info
  Texas is a state with a real personality. She is a larger than life character, recognizable across the world. No matter where you go, if you say you are from Texas, people will know exactly what you are referring to.  Texas is America’s Han Solo, John Wayne, and Indiana Jones all rolled into one.

Top 5 Ways to Make Spirits Bright at HMNS 

BEYONDbones [2016-12-12 22:51:23]  recommend  recommend this post  (6 visits) info
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The streets are aglow with beautiful lights, and everyone seems to be just a little bit more jolly! It can also be a stressful time. The kids have only been on break … Continue reading →

The Great Sweet Potato Mystery! 

BEYONDbones [2016-12-09 14:00:03]  recommend  recommend this post  (4 visits) info
The holidays are a time to be with family, to re-prioritize your life, rediscover yourself and your road to inner peace…they’re also a time to eat lots of sweet potatoes! That’s right, nothing says “Happy Holidays” like a big, fat … Continue reading →

What’s “Up” This Month – Celestial Happenings This December 

BEYONDbones [2016-12-03 14:00:42]  recommend  recommend this post  (8 visits) info
Photo courtesy of Pixabay Our resident astronomer James Wooten is back, and he’s here to tell you what to look up for this month! From meteor showers to solar events, December is shaping up to be an exciting end of … Continue reading →

Thank you, HMNS Volunteers! 

BEYONDbones [2016-11-28 22:00:19]  recommend  recommend this post  (34 visits) info
It takes much more than a village to successfully operate an organization like HMNS. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is one of the most visited museums in the country, but the experiences of each patron would not be the … Continue reading

The Potluck: A Native American Thanksgiving Tradition? 

BEYONDbones [2016-11-24 14:00:48]  recommend  recommend this post  (6 visits) info
We’ve all been to one, some of us probably feeling slightly jaded about being pressured to contribute a dish that will surely be outdone by that one magnificent chef that attends every celebration. But where does the tradition of the … Continue reading

Thanksgiving must have dishes as done by our caterers 

BEYONDbones [2016-11-22 14:00:47]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info
  Thanksgiving by A Fare Extraordinaire Contributions by Lauren Rothwell and Stephanie McKeever Holiday Turkey Sliders The Holiday Turkey Slider is A Fare Extraordinaire’s favorite way to combine all of the festive flavors of Thanksgiving into one tasty sandwich! It … Continue reading

#GivingTuesday Inspiration: Emeritus Trustee Ann B. Brinkerhoff Gives to HMNS for 40 Plus Years 

BEYONDbones [2016-11-20 14:00:16]  recommend  recommend this post  (5 visits) info
Emeritus Trustee Ann B. Brinkerhoff exemplifies commitment to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, giving generously and enthusiastically her time, resources and expertise for over 40 years. As a capstone of her years of service, Ann spearheaded the formation of … Continue reading

Flooding the Santorini Caldera 

volcanicdegassing [2016-11-08 16:00:04]  recommend  recommend this post  (7 visits) info
The flooded caldera of Santorini volcano holds many secrets, buried beneath the ash and pumice of its last great eruption. In the Late Bronze Age, about 3600 years ago, an explosive eruption several times larger that of Krakatoa, 1883, wreaked devastation across this thriving island. A great trading port, Akrotiri, was buried under metres of pumice; preserving for future generations a snapshot of Late Cycladic urban life. Once the eruption was over and the dust had, literally, settled the [...]

Guess This Sound! 

BEYONDbones [2016-10-18 14:00:36]  recommend  recommend this post  (53 visits) info
You guys have penchant for answering the riddles we pose on social media faster than greased lightning, so we thought we would crank up the difficulty level. And in honor of the month of Halloween, our challenges will all have … Continue reading

HMNS Weekly Happenings 

BEYONDbones [2016-10-17 14:00:31]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info
BTS – Mummies of the World: The Exhibition   Mummies of the World: The Exhibition presents a collection of mummies from Europe, South America and ancient Egypt-some 4,500 years old.   Go behind-the-scenes and learn about mummies and mummification through … Continue reading
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