Monthly Archives: May 2009

Last supper scallop and modern collection drawer

Museums have their roots in the human desire to collect and study objects from the world around them. The early “Cabinets of Curiosity” used to hold the beautiful, the weird and costliest items their owner could afford, but today’s museums’ … Continue reading

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Space Moss

There are legends and tall tales in all parts of life, so it is not surprising that the world of botany has its share. They say that you can find your way through the woods by noting the growth of … Continue reading

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Surging ahead

The new water gallery will of course include aquariums with live animals! If you’ve ever kept a pet goldfish you might think this is easy but housing aquatic species is not as simple as you might think. I learned this … Continue reading

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