UNM Biology 402/502 // UNM Art Studio 389/429/529 // UHON 402
Joseph Cook // Szu-Han Ho

Space for posting thoughts, ideas, references, resources, and works. The theme of our seminar and workshop series is "Morphology and Geographic Variation." With the natural history collection as our starting point, we'll hear from scientists, artists, designers, programmers, musicians, and more on place-based study. Part of AIM-UP, an NSF Research Coordination Network.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Pop quiz on museum history

from strange behaviors (a blog about weird and surprising behaviors...and stories of how species get discovered):
What spurred the 19th-century “new museum” movement?

1.  Generous donations from American “robber baron” railroad magnates 
2.  The British urge to out-compete the museums of rival nations
3.  Dermestid beetles, which ruined many old museums
4.  Advances in taxidermy

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