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Discreet Hoarding: The Mystery of the Disappearing Horses and Cabinets of Curiosity
May 6, 2016 · 3 Comments

I’m a dyed-in-the-wool museophile (no, I did not just make that word up). I love to look at collections of amazing specimens and artifacts. Turns out I also love to hoard things — oh, I mean collect items of great interest and importance. I like to believe my propensity to collect is an adaptive instinct […]

Chiddingstone Castle curator Maria Esain lays out her all-time favorite objects
March 7, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog post comes to us from Chiddingstone Castle curator Maria Esain. Chiddingstone, located in Edenbridge, Kent in the United Kingdom, loaned significant artifacts to HMNS’ Hall of Ancient Egypt. Many visitors to Chiddingstone ask me the same question: what is your favorite object? I find it the most difficult question to answer, […]

Building a Texas-Sized Exhibition
April 13, 2011 · 1 Comment

“…a wise and prudent administration in the commencement of her national existence will be universally expected; improving upon the difficult and delicate task of settling in complete and successful operation a political body based upon principles so hazardously asserted and so gloriously maintained.” Sam Houston’s signature The above quote could easily be attributed to any […]

You weren’t the only one who found eggs this Easter!
April 6, 2010 · 1 Comment

You weren’t the only one who found eggs this Easter. The Houston Museum of Natural Science added over 20 new artifacts to our Faberge exhibition this past weekend – jeweled cigarette cases, brooches, carved bowls, a pendant, a pair of cuff links, and a new Faberge egg. This cigarette case, crafted in four colors of gold, […]



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