Commendable or Confusing?: A Look at the American Museum of Natural History

It's difficult to modernise entrenched ideas, concepts, and old institutions. It's confusing, expensive, and there are political/social consequences which have to be carefully weighed. In the sciences, maybe it could be something about classification whether the Brontosaurus of yesteryear is actually an Apatosaurus or whether we can just finally go back to calling it a… Continue reading Commendable or Confusing?: A Look at the American Museum of Natural History

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Old is as Old Does: Natural Museum of Ireland

There are many approaches to showing people the zoological wonders of the world. Documentaries, funny clips on YouTube, maybe magazines like National Geographic, but one of the best ways, in my opinion, to give people a true idea of what lives in this world is to see something in person. A pretty obvious idea, as… Continue reading Old is as Old Does: Natural Museum of Ireland

Curating New Ideas: Natural History in Budapest

Whenever I go to a new city, the first thing I typically look for is its natural history museum. It's not a make-or-break for visiting somewhere, but it sure comes close. I recently forced myself into a holiday, going to Budapest for a couple days. They happen to have a natural history museum. Double-plus good.… Continue reading Curating New Ideas: Natural History in Budapest