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Museum Collections: Cooler than it Sounds!
October 11, 2016 · 1 Comment

Oftentimes we find ourselves in social situations with people we’ve never met before. You may be in a doctor’s office, a school open house, or even at a social event in our Museum. While mingling with new people the same conversations invariably come up, with the subject matter being almost as predictable as your favorite […]

HMNS Xplorations Interns Share Wisdom (and Laughs)
July 19, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

All of us in the Youth Education Programs department at the Houston Museum of Natural Science started as volunteers, part-time, or interns. We all came from different backgrounds, departments and experiences. The thing we have in common (other than we each bring our own flavor of nerd to the department) is that we all got […]

Quirky Museum History: Planetarium Jewelry
September 3, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

In an earlier post I mentioned that I’d be adding in some of the quirkier bits of the museum’s past to the HMNS Centennial celebration. Here’s one that just came my way. While enjoying lunch recently with Laurel Ladwig, a former Burke Baker Planetarium Manager, and her mother Katrina Ladwig, a long time supporter of […]

Conservators – Collections’ Heroes
June 16, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

There are many posts on this blog about the HMNS collections, especially those objects that are being highlighted by the curators for the centennial.  Acquiring objects – whether by donation, exchange or purchase – is part of the mission for most museums.  But mere acquisition of artifacts isn’t the only purpose of collections; a museum must also conserve and care […]


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