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Dr. Dirk Van Tuerenhout

Trust but verify: Was an artifact in our new Hall of Ancient Egypt made from a meteorite?
November 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Back in a June issue of the HMNScoop (our weekly e-newsletter that you should totally be subscribed to, ahem), we told you about an exciting discovery made amongst the artifacts in our new Hall of Ancient Egypt: we suspected that one of them was made from a meteorite! So we put it to the test. […]

Lions and zebra and black rhino, oh my! Join HMNS on an African safari next November
December 13, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

There are some things you just can’t see in your own backyard, or even at the Museum — so our entertaining and informative curators David Temple and Dr. Dirk Van Tuerenhout are bringing a group to Tanzania in November 2013. The unique eco-system of the Ngorongoro Crater, the vast savannahs of the Serengeti, the forest […]

The Emancipation Proclamation is coming to a museum near you.
January 23, 2012 · 2 Comments

There is a very brief window of opportunity, from Thursday, Feb. 16 to Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, to see the original Emancipation Proclamation on display at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Currently the museum is hosting an exhibit on the Civil War, entitled Discovering the Civil War. This exhibit, organized by the National Archives […]

Le Monde des Aztèques [The World of the Aztecs]
November 16, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

This blog entry is different from any of the ones I have ever written before. It contains a book review and commentary on the current state of book reviews in the US.  A while back, I was asked by a friend and former museum colleague to review a French-language book on the Aztecs. I agreed, […]



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